Segregation of nitrogen use between ammonium and nitrate of ectomycorrhizas and beech trees.

@article{Leberecht2016SegregationON,
  title={Segregation of nitrogen use between ammonium and nitrate of ectomycorrhizas and beech trees.},
  author={Martin Leberecht and Michael Dannenmann and Javier Tejedor and Judy R Simon and Heinz Rennenberg and Andrea Polle},
  journal={Plant, cell & environment},
  year={2016},
  volume={39 12},
  pages={
          2691-2700
        }
}
Here, we characterized nitrogen (N) uptake of beech (Fagus sylvatica) and their associated ectomycorrhizal (EM) communities from NH4+ and NO3- . We hypothesized that a proportional fraction of ectomycorrhizal N uptake is transferred to the host, thereby resulting in the same uptake patterns of plants and their associated mycorrhizal communities. 15 N uptake was studied under various field conditions after short-term and long-term exposure to a pulse of equimolar NH4+ and NO3- concentrations… CONTINUE READING