Utilization of organic nitrogen by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi—is there a specific role for protists and ammonia oxidizers?

@article{Bukovsk2018UtilizationOO,
  title={Utilization of organic nitrogen by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi—is there a specific role for protists and ammonia oxidizers?},
  author={Petra Bukovsk{\'a} and Michael Bonkowski and Tereza Konvalinkov{\'a} and Olena Beskid and Martina Hujslov{\'a} and David P{\"u}schel and Veronika Řez{\'a}{\vc}ov{\'a} and Mar{\'i}a Semiramis Guti{\'e}rrez-N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Milan Gryndler and Jan Jansa},
  journal={Mycorrhiza},
  year={2018},
  volume={28},
  pages={269-283}
}
Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi can significantly contribute to plant nitrogen (N) uptake from complex organic sources, most likely in concert with activity of soil saprotrophs and other microbes releasing and transforming the N bound in organic forms. Here, we tested whether AM fungus (Rhizophagus irregularis) extraradical hyphal networks showed any… CONTINUE READING