- Nonlegumes, legumes, and root nodules harbor different arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communitiesTanja R Scheublin
Department of Systems Ecology, FALW, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1087, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Appl Environ Microbiol 70:6240-6. 2004..In summary, we found that AMF communities vary between plant functional groups (legumes and nonlegumes), between plant species, and between parts of a root system (roots and root nodules)...
- Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi colonize nonfixing root nodules of several legume speciesTanja R Scheublin
Institute of Ecological Science, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1085, NL-1081HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
New Phytol 172:732-8. 2006..The results suggest that AMF colonize old senescent nodules after nitrogen fixation has stopped, although it is also possible that AMF colonization of nodules inhibits nitrogen fixation...
- Symbiotic bacteria as a determinant of plant community structure and plant productivity in dune grasslandMarcel G A van der Heijden
Institute of Ecological Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 56:178-87. 2006..It is concluded that symbiotic interactions between plants and prokaryotes can contribute to plant productivity, plant community structure and acquisition of limiting resources in legume-rich grassland communities...
- Functional traits in mycorrhizal ecology: their use for predicting the impact of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities on plant growth and ecosystem functioningMarcel G A van der Heijden
New Phytol 174:244-50. 2007