Lotus japonicus

Definition

Lotus japonicus is a self-fertilzing plant in the legume family (Fabaceae) with a rapid life cycle, that serves as a model organism for the study of bacterial symbiosis for nitrogen fixation.

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    Climate is assumed to be the predominant control on the decomposition rates of organic matter in Earth-system models. Now, research investigating the sensitivity of this relationship to spatial scale reveals the important role of local-scale factors in controlling regional decomposition dynamics.

    • Mark A. Bradford
    • , Robert J. Warren II
    • , Petr Baldrian
    • , Thomas W. Crowther
    • , Daniel S. Maynard
    • , Emily E. Oldfield
    • , William R. Wieder
    • , Stephen A. Wood
    •  & Joshua R. King