Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Research article
05 Jun 2024
Research article |  | 05 Jun 2024

Molecular-level carbon traits of fine roots: unveiling adaptation and decomposition under flooded conditions

Mengke Wang, Peng Zhang, Huishan Li, Guisen Deng, Deliang Kong, Sifang Kong, and Junjian Wang

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We developed and applied complementary analyses to characterize molecular-level carbon traits for water-grown and soil-grown fine roots. The adaptive strategy of developing more labile carbon in water-grown roots accelerated root decomposition and counteracted the decelerated effects of anoxia on decomposition, highlighting an indirect effect of environmental change on belowground carbon cycling.
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