Plant and Soil

http://link.springer.com/journal/11104

List of Papers (Total 397)

Different sets of belowground traits predict the ability of plant species to suppress and tolerate their competitors

Background and aims Functional traits may underlie differences in niches, which promote plant species co-existence, but also differences in competitive ability, which drive competitive exclusion. Empirical evidence concerning the contribution of different traits to niche differentiation and the ability to supress and tolerate competitors is very limited, particularly when ...

Phylogenetic distribution, biogeography and the effects of land management upon bacterial non-specific Acid phosphatase Gene diversity and abundance

Background and aims Bacterial Non-Specific Acid Phosphatase (NSAP) enzymes are capable of dephosphorylating diverse organic phosphoesters but are rarely studied: their distribution in natural and managed environments is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to generate new insight into the environmental distribution of NSAPs and establish their potential global relevance to ...