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Mycorrhizal carbon fluxes and carbon sequestration

Carbon is the universal currency supporting mycorrhizal symbiosis and mycorrhizal networks. This session will cover carbon fluxes between atmosphere, plants, mycorrhizal fungi, soil microbiota and soil organic matter and shall increase our understanding of the kinetic parameters and regulation of carbon fluxes between the symbiotic partners, the mycorrhiza-aided buildup and turn-over of soil organic matter, and the roles of different types of mycorrhizal symbiosis in global carbon cycling. The session should also include contributions on ecological consequences of reverse carbon flow in mycorrhizas formed by achlorophyllous plants and the importance of common mycorrhizal networks in cross-feeding different plants within a plant community.

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