Microbiota modulation of allelopathy depends on litter chemistry: Mitigation or exacerbation?

Bonanomi G, Zotti M, Idbella M, Mazzoleni S, Abd-ElGawad AM.
Sci Total Environ. 2021 Feb 18;776:145942. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145942. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33640554
Having a pivotal role in biogeochemical cycles, litter decomposition affects plant growth and regeneration by inducing the release of allelochemicals. The aim of this study was to assess the role of the microbiota in modulating the allelopathic effects of freshly fa …