Competition for nitrogen between plants and soil microorganisms

Jason Philip Kaye, Stephen C. Hart

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Abstract

Experiments suggest that plants and soil microorganisms are both limited by inorganic nitrogen, even on relatively fertile sites. Consequently, plants and soil microorganisms may compete for nitrogen. While past research has focused on competition for inorganic nitrogen, recent studies have found that plants/mycorrhizae in a wide range of ecosystems can use organic nitrogen. A new view of competitive interactions between plants and soil microorganisms is necessary in ecosystems where plant uptake of organic nitrogen is observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-143
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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soil microorganism
soil microorganisms
nitrogen
inorganic nitrogen
organic nitrogen
ecosystems
mycorrhiza
ecosystem
mycorrhizae
experiment

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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In: Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 12, No. 4, 01.01.1997, p. 139-143.

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