Legumes may be symbiont-limited during old-field succession

Jennifer L. Larson, Evan Siemann

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We employed a bioassay using soybean seeds and native prairie bush clover (Lespedeza capitata) seeds to demonstrate that legumes may be rare throughout secondary succession in nitrogen-poor grasslands due to a lack of suitable rhizobia and consequently lower growth rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-95
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Midland Naturalist
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1998


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