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Soil biota drive plant diversity

posted Jan 12, 2017, 2:40 PM by Etienne Laliberté
We showed in a paper published in Science today that feedback between soil biota and plants of contrasting nutrient-acquisition-strategies contributes to the maintenance of high plants species and functional diversity in Mediterranean-climate shrublands. The paper is available here.
A press release here.
Another very interesting paper in the same issue about the importance of plant-soil feedback here.
A perspective by Win van der Putten about these two papers here.
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