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Modelling the influence of ectomycorrhizal decomposition on plant nutrition and soil carbon sequestration in boreal forest ecosystems

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            Journal
            New Phytologist
            New Phytol
            Wiley-Blackwell
            0028646X
            February 2017
            February 17 2017
            : 213
            : 3
            : 1452-1465
            10.1111/nph.14213
            © 2017

            http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/tdm_license_1.1

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