Legume Shrubs Are More Nitrogen-Homeostatic than Non-legume Shrubs

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Guo, Yanpei ; Yang, Xian ; Schöb, Christian ; Jiang, Youxu ; Tang, Zhiyao (2017)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Plant Science, volume 8 (issn: 1664-462X, eissn: 1664-462X)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5622988, doi: 10.3929/ethz-b-000197683, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01662
  • Subject: non-N2-fixing shrubs | stoichiometric homeostasis | legume shrubs | N:P | Plant Science | symbiotic nitrogen fixation | Original Research | P; stoichiometric homeostasis; symbiotic nitrogen fixation [legume shrubs; non-N2-fixing shrubs; nutrient scaling; N] | nutrient scaling

Legumes are characterized as keeping stable nutrient supply under nutrient-limited conditions. However, few studies examined the legumes' stoichiometric advantages over other plants across various taxa in natural ecosystems. We explored differences in nitrogen (N) and p... View more
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