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A sweet spot in marine ecosystems

Analysis of sediment and pore water from three seagrass meadows around the world reveals an unexpected accumulation of labile carbon in the marine rhizosphere, explained by sediment chemistry.

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Fig. 1: Stabilization mechanisms of exogenous sucrose in terrestrial meadow ecosystems and seagrass meadow ecosystems.


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Hu, Y., Northen, T.R. A sweet spot in marine ecosystems. Nat Ecol Evol 6, 847–848 (2022).

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