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Applying allometric theory to fungi

  • The ISME Journal volume 11, pages 21752180 (2017)
  • doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.86
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Acknowledgements

We thank Lynne Boddy, Stephen Bonser and three anonymous reviewers for critical contributions to this manuscript. Funding was provided to MCR by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the Collaborative Project ‘Bridging in Biodiversity Science’—BIBS (funding number 01LC1501A) and to TWC by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship.

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  1. Institute of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    • Carlos A Aguilar-Trigueros
    •  & Matthias C Rillig
  2. Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research, Berlin, Germany

    • Carlos A Aguilar-Trigueros
    •  & Matthias C Rillig
  3. Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen, The Netherlands

    • Thomas W Crowther

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