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Nodule Biomass of the Nitrogen-fixing Alien Myrica faya Ait. in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Title: Nodule Biomass of the Nitrogen-fixing Alien Myrica faya Ait. in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Authors: Turner, Douglas R.
Vitousek, Peter M.
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Turner DR, Vitousek PM. 1987. Nodule biomass of the nitrogen-fixing alien Myrica faya Ait. in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Pac Sci 41: 186-190.
Abstract: Myricafaya forms a nitrogen-fixing symbiosis in which fixation
takes place in specialized root nodules. The biomass of these nodules was greater
in open-grown than shaded individuals of Myricafaya, and was greater in large
than small individuals. All Myricafaya examined, including seedlings and those
growing epiphytically, had active nodules. Nitrogen fixation by invading Myrica
faya could alter patterns of primary succession in Hawaii Volcanoes National
Park.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1032
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 41, Numbers 1-4, 1987



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