Life in leaf litter: Fungal community succession during decomposition

  title={Life in leaf litter: Fungal community succession during decomposition},
  author={Ds Tennakoon},
Leaf litter decomposition plays a vital role in the nutrient budget of forest ecosystems. Fungal communities colonising leaf litter are “key players” in decomposition and nutrient recycling, because of their ability to produce a wide range of extracellular enzymes that facilitate breakdown of leaf litter. Fungal colonization of decomposing leaf litter is a sequential process during which fungal communities tend to change both quantitatively and qualitatively. Most previous studies on fungal… 

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