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Leaf Nitrogen and Phosphorus Stoichiometry are Closely Linked with Mycorrhizal Type Traits of Legume Species

DOI: 10.18805/LR-550    | Article Id: LR-550 | Page : 81-87
Citation :- Leaf Nitrogen and Phosphorus Stoichiometry are Closely Linked with Mycorrhizal Type Traits of Legume Species.Legume Research.2021.(44):81-87
Z.Y. Shi, S.X. Xu, M. Yang, M.G. Zhang, S.C. Lu, H.Q. Chang, X.G. Wang, X.N. Chen shizy1116@126.com
Address : College of Agricultural, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471003, Henan province, China.
Submitted Date : 17-01-2020
Accepted Date : 18-03-2020

Abstract

Arbuscular mycorrhizas (AM) are the most widely symbiosis in terrestrial ecosystem. Leaf N and P are the most important plant functional traits due to their influence on biogeochemical cycling. However, as the notable nitrogen (N) fixing plants, the variations of leaf N, P and N:P and their relationship among mycorrhizal types had been hardly studied based on functional groups. In this study, we studied the leaf N, P and N:P and their relationship between AM and other mycorrhizal types (others) among different functional groups or climate zones. The results indicated that AM improve significantly leaf N and P, while reduce N:P comparing to others. However, the influences of AM and others on leaf N, P and N:P changed with plant functional groups or climate zone. The relationships between leaf N and P, between N and N:P and between P and N:P also exhibit great variation between AM and Others.

Keywords

Arbuscular mycorrhizas Functional groups Leaf N Leaf N:P Leaf P Legumes Mycorrhizal type

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