Life span and structure of ephemeral root modules of different functional groups from a desert system
Bo Liu, Junxia He, Fanjiang Zeng, Jiaqiang Lei, Stefan K Arndt
New Phytologist | WILEY | Published : 2016
Awarded by Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China
Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China
Awarded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation General Financial Grant
We thank Dali Guo, Zeqing Ma, Yan Li, Xiaopeng Gao, Chengen Ma and Dongwei Gui for valuable comments and modifications regarding this paper; Gang Huang, Xinjun Zheng, Huiliang Liu, Xiaobing Zhou and Bo Zhang for valuable assistance with the data analysis; and Weicheng Luo, Changjun Li and Zichun Guo for assistance in the field and laboratory. We are also grateful to three anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments. This work was supported by the Key Program of Joint Foundation of the National Natural Science Foundation and the Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China (no. U1203201), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 31100144, 41371516), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation General Financial Grant (no. 2014M552523), and Xinjiang Postdoctoral Science Foundation General Financial Grant.