Net transfer of carbon between ectomycorrhizal tree species in the field

@article{Simard1997NetTO,
  title={Net transfer of carbon between ectomycorrhizal tree species in the field},
  author={S. Simard and D. A. Perry and M. Jones and D. Myrold and D. Durall and R. Molina},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1997},
  volume={388},
  pages={579-582}
}
Different plant species can be compatible with the same species of mycorrhizal fungi, and be connected to one another by a common mycelium,. Transfer of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus, through interconnecting mycelia has been measured frequently in laboratory experiments, but it is not known whether transfer is bidirectional, whether there is a net gain by one plant over its connected partner, or whether transfer affects plant performance in the field,. Laboratory studies using isotope… Expand
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