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Mobilization of soil phosphorus fractions, mediated by different arbuscular mycorrhiza

B.Sc.- oder M.Sc.-Thema

Phosphorus (P) fertilizer will run short in due time, and there is need to reduce the dependency on soluble fertilizers in managed ecosystems. There is need for an understanding of processes that underlie P mobilisation by the soil microbiota, by learning the strategies working in natural ecosystems. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are a major contributor for the mobilization of P not readily available to plants.

We want to identify whether the ability to mobilize P from sources with differing accessibility is a common characteristic of AMF with different origins and adapted to different nutrient availabilities.

 

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