Plants actively control nitrogen cycling: uncorking the microbial bottleneck
Article first published online: 31 OCT 2005
Volume 169, Issue 1, pages 27–34, January 2006
How to Cite
Chapman, S. K., Langley, J. A., Hart, S. C. and Koch, G. W. (2006), Plants actively control nitrogen cycling: uncorking the microbial bottleneck. New Phytologist, 169: 27–34. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01571.x
- Issue published online: 31 OCT 2005
- Article first published online: 31 OCT 2005
- Received: 9 May 2005 Accepted: 11 August 2005
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