Title

Cluster roots of Leucadendron laureolum (Proteaceae) and Lupinus albus (Fabaceae) take up glycine intact: An adaptive strategy to low mineral nitrogen in soils?

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Natural Sciences

RAS ID

3579

Comments

This article was orginally published as: Hawkins, H. J., Wolf, G., & Stock, W. D. (2005). Cluster Roots of Leucadendron laureolum (Proteaceae) and Lupinus albus (Fabaceae) Take Up Glycine Intact: An Adaptive Strategy to Low Mineral Nitrogen in Soils? Annals of Botany, 96(7), 1275-1282. doi: 10.1093/aob/mci279. Original article available here

Abstract

Background and Aims South African soils are not only low in phosphorus (P) but most nitrogen (N) is in organic form, and soil amino acid concentrations can reach 2·6 g kg−1 soil. The Proteaceae (a main component of the South African Fynbos vegetation) and some Fabaceae produce cluster roots in response to low soil phosphorus. The ability of these roots to acquire the amino acid glycine (Gly) was assessed.

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