The contributions of mycorrhizal fungi to the determination of plant community structure

@article{Francis2004TheCO,
  title={The contributions of mycorrhizal fungi to the determination of plant community structure},
  author={Robert T. Francis and David J. Read},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={159},
  pages={11-25}
}
While it is now widely accepted, even by ecologists, that most plants in the majority of ecosystems are infected by mycorrhizal fungi, few experiments have been designed to investigate the function of the mutualism at the community level. Those involved with mycorrhizal research have been largely preoccupied with questions of the mineral, particularly phosphorus, nutrition of individual plants, while plant community ecologists have too often found it convenient, even when acknowledging the… CONTINUE READING
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