Svenningsen NB*Watts-Williams SJ*, Joner EJ, Battini F, Efthymiou A, Cruz-Paredes C, Nybroe O, Jakobsen I (2018). Suppression of the activity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi by the soil microbiota. The ISME Journalin press. Link

* Co-first author

Watts-Williams SJ, Tyerman SD, Cavagnaro TR (2017). The dual benefit of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi under soil zinc deficiency and toxicity: linking plant physiology and gene expression. Plant and Soil, 420: 375-388. Link

Jakobsen I, Smith SE, Smith FA, Watts-Williams SJ, Clausen SS, Grønlund M (2016). Plant growth responses to elevated atmospheric CO2 are strongly increased by P sufficiency but not by arbuscular mycorrhizas. Journal of Experimental Botany, 67: 6173-6186. Link

Watts-Williams SJ, Grønlund M, Cavagnaro TR, Jakobsen I (2015). Local and distal effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal colonisation on direct pathway Pi uptake and root growth in Medicago truncatula. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66: 4061-4073. Link

Watts-Williams SJ and Cavagnaro TR (2015). Using mycorrhiza-defective mutant genotypes of non-legume plant species to study the formation and functioning of arbuscular mycorrhizas: a review. Mycorrhiza, 25: 587-597. Link

Watts-Williams SJ, McLaughlin MJ, Smith FA, Patti, AF, Cavagnaro TR (2015). How important is the mycorrhizal pathway for plant Zn uptake? Plant and Soil, 390: 157-166. Link

Watts-Williams SJ and Cavagnaro TR (2014). Nutrient interactions and arbuscular mycorrhizas: a meta-analysis of a mycorrhiza-defective mutant and wild-type tomato genotype pair. Plant and Soil, 384: 79-92. Link

Watts-Williams SJ, Turney TW, Patti AF, Cavagnaro TR (2014). Uptake of zinc and phosphorus by plants is affected by zinc fertiliser material and arbuscular mycorrhizas. Plant and Soil, 376: 165-175. Link

Watts-Williams SJ, Patti AF, Cavagnaro TR (2013). Arbuscular mycorrhizas are beneficial under both deficient and toxic soil zinc conditions. Plant and Soil, 371: 299-312. Link

Watts-Williams SJ and Cavagnaro TR (2012). Arbuscular mycorrhizas modify tomato responses to soil zinc and phosphorus addition. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 48(3): 285-294. Link

Under review:

Watts-Williams SJ, Smith FA, Jakobsen I. Soil phosphorus concentration is an important driver of the responses of maize (Zea mays) to elevated CO2 concentration and arbuscular mycorrhizal colonisation. Submitted to Symbiosis.

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