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

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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. pocillums with of the nitrogen content in the podetias.

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Biazrov, L. (2014) Stable Nitrogen Isotopes (δ15N) in Podetias of Lichenized Fungi Cladonia pocillum from Different Altitudes of Habitats. Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-9. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1100511.

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