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DOI 10.1016/j.soilbio.2009.11.031
Titel (primär) "Afterlife" effects of mycorrhization on the decomposition of plant residues
Autor Schädler, M.; Brandl, R.; Kempel, A.
Journal / Serie Soil Biology & Biochemistry
Erscheinungsjahr 2010
Department BZF
Band/Volume 42
Heft 3
Seite von 512
Seite bis 523
Sprache englisch
Keywords Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi; Herbaceous plants; Decomposition; Litter bag experiment; Litter quality
Abstract The symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi is known to affect growth and tissue quality of plants. Therefore, mycorrhization may also have "afterlife" effects on decomposition dynamics. We tested this hypothesis with plant material of mycorrhized and non-mycorrhized plants of seven grassland species. We found that mycorrhization increased the decomposition rate and interpret this result as a consequence of the enhanced nutritive status of the plant tissue with positive effects on decomposer activity. The turn-over of organic matter and nutrients in ecosystems may therefore be indirectly influenced by the symbiosis with mycorrhizal fungi.
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Schädler, M., Brandl, R., Kempel, A. (2010):
"Afterlife" effects of mycorrhization on the decomposition of plant residues
Soil Biol. Biochem. 42 (3), 512 - 523