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Stable Nitrogen Isotopes (δ15N) in Podetias of Lichenized Fungi Cladonia pocillum from Different Altitudes of Habitats

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1100511, PP. 1-9

Subject Areas: Mycology, Ecology

Keywords: Lichens, Cladonia pocillum, Stable Isotopes, δ15N, Nitrogen, Local Scale, Regional Scale, Altitude, Mountain Steppes, Highland Meadows, Khangai Mountains, Mongolia

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The δ15N values of stable nitrogen isotopes were determined in samples of organic matter (OM) of podetias of lichen Cladonia pocillums (Ach.) Grognot, collected across 10 altitudinal levels within the range of 1550 - 2900 m.a.s.l. of both steppes and highland meadows of the Khangai Mountains (Mongolia). No correlation between the δ15N values of lichen OM and the altitude range was detected at the regional scale. However, there is a positive correlation δ15N values in OM C. pocillum with of the nitrogen content in the podetias.

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Biazrov, L. G. (2014). Stable Nitrogen Isotopes (δ15N) in Podetias of Lichenized Fungi Cladonia pocillum from Different Altitudes of Habitats. Open Access Library Journal, 1, e511. doi:


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