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Fungi responsible for most carbon sequestration not plants

 
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Tavascarow



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 16 4:53 pm    Post subject: Fungi responsible for most carbon sequestration not plants  Reply with quote    

Study finds fungi, not plant matter, responsible for most carbon sequestration in northern forests.
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(Phys.org) A new study undertaken by a diverse group of scientists in Sweden has found that contrary to popular belief, most of the carbon that is sequestered in northern boreal forests comes about due to fungi that live on and in tree roots, rather than via dead needles, moss and leaf matter. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their findings after taking soil samples from 30 islands in two lakes in northern Sweden.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 16 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Interesting. I wonder what happens in temperate forests.

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