Nutrient uptake of Cyperus conglomeratusand Sudan grass in presence and absence of
The native desert sedge C. conglomeratus forms rhizosheaths to assist nutrient and
water uptake from desert soil, while Sudan grass forms symbioses with arbuscular my
corrhizal fungi for the same purpose. To comparatively study the success of both strategies
under conditions of the UAE, both plants are grown in split root planting pots with
half of their root system sharing the same soil volume.