Rapid respiratory response to wetting of colonized litter.
figureposted on 15.05.2015, 02:50 authored by Kathryn Jacobson, Anne van Diepeningen, Sarah Evans, Rachel Fritts, Philipp Gemmel, Chris Marsho, Mary Seely, Anthony Wenndt, Xiaoxuan Yang, Peter Jacobson
Respiration response of moistened grey S. sabulicola standing litter over ten hours. An initial reading of the dried material was taken prior to time 0, when the material was visibly moistened by spraying (n = 10, error bars = 1 SE).
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