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Carbon and phosphorus exchange may enable cooperation between an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus and a phosphate-solubilizing bacterium

Journal: New Phytologist Authors: Lin Zhang, Minggang Xu, Yu Liu, Fusuo Zhang, Angela Hodge, Gu Feng Abstract: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) transfer plant photosynthate underground which can stimulate soil microbial growth. In this study, we examined whether there was a potential … Continue reading

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In situ stable isotope probing of phosphate-solubilizing bacteria in the hyphosphere

Journal: Journal of Experimental Botany Authors: Fei Wang, Ning Shi, Rongfeng Jiang, Fusuo Zhang and Gu Feng Abstract: This study used a [13C]DNA stable isotope probing (SIP) technique to elucidate a direct pathway for the translocation of 13C-labeled photoassimilate from maize plants … Continue reading

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Mycorrhizal responsiveness of maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes as related to releasing date and available P content in soil

Journal : Micorrhiza Authors: Qun Chu, Xinxin Wang, Yang Yang, Fanjun Chen, Fusuo Zhang, Gu Feng Abstract: The aim of this study was to compare the mycorrhizal responsiveness among old and recent Chinese maize genotypes (released from 1950s to 2008) in low- … Continue reading

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A structural equation model analysis of phosphorus transformations in global unfertilized and uncultivated soils

Journal:   Global Biogeochemical Cycles – Wiley Online Library Authors: Enqing Hou, Chengrong Chen, Yuanwen Kuang, Yuguang Zhang, Marijke Heenan, and Dazhi Wen Abstract: Understanding the soil phosphorus (P) cycle is a prerequisite for predicting how environmental changes may influence the dynamics and availability … Continue reading

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OP2016, 5th – 9th September 2016

Organic Phosphorus Workshop, Lake District, England,  5th – 9th September 2016 Final Programme Now Available The OP2016 workshop is around the corner and we have 100 delegates registered. We received a substantial number of exceptional abstracts and the OP2016 Steering group has considered all abstracts submitted. The Final OP2016 … Continue reading

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PhD position at VITO- Quantification of phosphorus flux

Early Stage Researcher (PhD) Fellowships – ESR1, Quantification of phosphorus flux The Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) calls for cadidates for a PhD-position available from October 2016 onwards. The fellowship “Quantification of phosphorus flux” is available within the INSPIRATION Marie Skłodowska-Curie … Continue reading

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Fate of Fertilizer P in Soils—The Organic Pathway

Emmanuel Frossard and coauthors discuss the implications of the fixation of fertilizer P into organic compounds and its possible role for limiting P losses from agricultural systems.This interesting literature review was published as a chapter on the book entitled “Phosphorus in Agriculture: 100 % Zero” … Continue reading

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OP2016 – Last Day for Early Bird Registration

Organic Phosphorus Workshop, Lake District, England,  5th – 9th September 2016 31st May 2016 – Register by this date via the Lancaster University On-line store for the early bird registration price of £300. Draft Programme Now Available The OP2016 workshop is … Continue reading

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OP2016 – Last Three Days for Abstract Submission – Deadline 30th April 2016

  Organic Phosphorus Workshop, Lake District, England,  5th – 9th September 2016 Important Dates 30th April 2016 – Abstract Submission – Details of the abstract submission process can be found on OP2016.com 31st May 2016 – Register by this date via … Continue reading

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Long-term accumulation and transport of anthropogenic phosphorus in three river basins

Stephen Powers and coauthors analyzed phosphorus fluxes in the Thames Basin (UK), the Yangtze Basin (China) and the Maumee Basin (USA) in this interesting paper published in Nature Geoscience. The manuscript show the accumulation of P when due to fertiliser application in croplands, and this accumulated phosphorus … Continue reading

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