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- de Vries, Franciska T.; Caruso, Tancredi
- Soil biology & biochemistry 2016 v.102 pp. 4-9
- bacteria; carbon; carbon sinks; models; mycorrhizal fungi; organic matter; saprotrophs; soil food webs
- ... An increasing number of empirical studies are challenging the central fundamentals on which the classical soil food web model is built. This model assumes that bacteria consume labile substrates twice as fast as fungi, and that mycorrhizal fungi do not decompose organic matter. Here, we build on emerging evidence that points to significant consumption of labile C by fungi, and to the ability of ec ...
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