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Keywords:

  • leaching resistance;
  • nitrogen;
  • nutrient resorption;
  • organ senescence;
  • phosphorus;
  • plant economics;
  • root;
  • shoot

New Phytologist186 (2010), 879–889

Since its publication, the authors of Freschet et al. (2010) have brought to our attention that there is an error in the Materials and Methods section of their article. Under the subheading ‘Nutrient resorption measurements’, in the second sentence of the second paragraph, the ratio for correcting the litter nutrient content was incorrectly stated (the words ‘mature material lignin content’ and ‘litter lignin content’ were reversed). The correct sentence is as follows:

Litter nutrient content was corrected for fractional change in the measurement basis (FCMB) using lignin content as a reference value (van Heerwaarden et al., 2003), that is, it was multiplied by the ratio of mature material lignin content to litter lignin content.

We apologize to our readers for this mistake.

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