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Nutrients in synergy

A literature meta-analysis of the effects of nitrogen and phosphorus on plant growth prompts a thought-provoking inference — that the supply of, and demand for, these nutrients are usually in close balance.

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Davidson, E., Howarth, R. Nutrients in synergy. Nature 449, 1000–1001 (2007).

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