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1 LIEC - Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Environnements Continentaux 2 ECOLAB - Laboratoire Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Environnement - ECOLAB

Abstract : Ecological stoichiometry generally assumes that heterotrophs have a higher degree of ele- mental homeostasis than autotrophs. Differences between fixed consumer nutrient requirements and nutrients available in resources allow prediction of the intensity of nutrient recycling ensured by heterotrophs. Despite their fundamental role in detritus decomposition, extremely few data are currently available on fungal elemental composition. In this study, we quantified the degree of elemental homeostasis of aquatic hyphomycetes used as model organisms. Contrary to metazoans, but similar to plants, aquatic hyphomy- cetes exhibited highly plastic elemental compositions. Mycelium also reached far higher C- nutrient ratios than reported for bacteria. Our results suggest that non-homeostasis of fungi should be explicitly included in stoichiometric models dealing with nutrient recycling, and that the discrepancy in homeostasis between some bacterial strains and fungi should cer- tainly be considered when investigating interactions between both groups of decomposers.

keyword : Decomposition models Ecological stoichiometry Elemental composition Homeostasis Microbial decomposers Nutrient recycling





Autor: Michael Danger - Eric Chauvet -

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