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The paper can be found here:
"Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Increase Organic Carbon Decomposition Under Elevated CO2"
by Lei Cheng, Fitzgerald L. Booker, Cong Tu, Kent O. Burkey, Lishi Zhou, H. David Shew, Thomas W. Rufty & Shuijin Hu, in Science vol. 337 no. 6098, pp. 1084-1087