Low-quality carbon and lack of nutrients result in a stronger fungal than bacterial home-field advantage during the decomposition of leaf litter

Garazi Benito-Carnero, Nahia Gartzia-Bengoetxea, Ander Arias-Gonzalez & Johannes Rousk
Decomposition of litter is a key biochemical process that regulates the rate and magnitude of CO2 fluxes from biosphere to atmosphere and determines soil nutrient availability. Although several studies have shown that plant litter decomposes faster in their native compared to a foreign environment, i.e. a home field advantage (HFA) for litter degradation, to date HFA has only been considered in terms of respiration or litter mass loss. The ecological success will be determined by...
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