Show simple item record Karsten M. en_US Roger en_US Nick J. en_US Richard D. en_US 2009-07-15T14:25:22Z 2009-07-15T14:25:22Z 2006 en_US
dc.identifier en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dromph , K M , Cook , R , Ostle , N J & Bardgett , R D 2006 , ' Root parasite induced nitrogen transfer between plants is density dependent ' Soil Biology and Biochemistry , vol 38 , no. 8 , pp. 2495-2498 . , 10.1016/j.soilbio.2006.02.005 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 111704 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/2656 en_US
dc.description.abstract Recent studies point to the importance of soil borne parasites as agents of vegetation change via their negative effect on host plants. Here we show that these soil organisms can influence vegetation characteristics by increasing the transfer of the plant growth-limiting nutrient nitrogen (N) from their host, a N-fixing legume, to neighbouring grass species, thereby benefiting the growth of the neighbour. Furthermore, the amount of N transferred from the legume to the neighbour, and its consequent effect on the neighbours growth, was dependant on the density of root infestation. This mechanism of N transfer from legumes to neighbouring plant species is likely to be an important agent of vegetation change. en_US
dc.format.extent 4 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Soil Biology and Biochemistry en_US
dc.subject Plant-parasitic nematodes en_US
dc.subject Legumes en_US
dc.subject Nitrogen en_US
dc.subject Clover en_US
dc.subject Grassland en_US
dc.title Root parasite induced nitrogen transfer between plants is density dependent en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en_US

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