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Plant and Soil

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 489–491 | Cite as

Mobilisation of phosphorus byPteridium aquilinum

  • Joan Mitchell
Short Communication

Summary

A leaching experiment was designed to assess the ability ofPteridium aquilinum rhizomes to mobilise phosphate from inorganic sources. It was found that in contrast to roots ofCalluna vulgaris Pteridium aquilinum residues effectively released phosphate in an available form from both ground mineral phosphate and a mineral soil.

Keywords

Phosphate Phosphorus Plant Physiology Mineral Soil Mineral Phosphate 
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Literature

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    Hendrick J., Trans. Roy. Highland Agr. Soc. Scotland31, 227 (1919).Google Scholar
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    King E. J., Biochem. J.26i, 292 (1932).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan Mitchell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of GlasgowUK

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