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Phenolic Control of Plant Nitrogen Acquisition through the Inhibition of Soil Microbial Decomposition Processes: A Plant-Microbe Competition Model
Microbes and Environments
Phenolics are a dominant class of plant secondary metabolites that have strong effects on various ecosystem processes. The ecological significance of these compounds, however, is still poorly understood. We hypothesized that the inhibitory effects of phenolics on microbial activity could enhance plant nitrogen acquisition by relaxing competition between plants and microbes. To test this hypothesis theoretically, we constructed a novel and simple mechanistic model by unifying two concepts: onedoi:10.1264/jsme2.me09107 pmid:21566372 fatcat:ldquesyxanhqff6a2lxj7yyyey