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Plant Physiological Ecology
TLDR
This textbook is notable in emphasizing that the mechanisms underlying plant physiological ecology can be found at the levels of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology and whole-plant physiology, well-suited to assess the costs, benefits and consequences of modifying plants for human needs, and to evaluate the role of plants in ecosystems.
Plant nutrient-acquisition strategies change with soil age.
Root structure and functioning for efficient acquisition of phosphorus: Matching morphological and physiological traits.
TLDR
New discoveries of the development and functioning of root clusters in both monocotyledonous and dicotylingonous families are essential to produce new crops with superior P-acquisition traits.
Functions of macronutrients
Plant and microbial strategies to improve the phosphorus efficiency of agriculture
TLDR
Evidence that more P-efficient plants can be developed by modifying root growth and architecture, through manipulation of root exudates or by managing plant-microbial associations such as arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and microbial inoculants is critically reviewed.
Carbon and nitrogen economy of 24 wild species differing in relative growth rate.
TLDR
Fast growing species had a higher total organic nitrogen concentration per unit plant weight, allocated more nitrogen to the leaves and had aHigher photosynthetic nitrogen-use efficiency, i.e. a higher rate of photosynthesis per unit organic nitrogen in the leaves.
Opportunities for improving phosphorus-use efficiency in crop plants.
TLDR
Improved P-use efficiency can be achieved by plants that have overall lower P concentrations, and by optimal distribution and redistribution of P in the plant allowing maximum growth and biomass allocation to harvestable plant parts.
Phosphorus benefits of different legume crops to subsequent wheat grown in different soils of Western Australia
TLDR
A residual benefit of the legume crops on the growth of the subsequent wheat crop due to enhanced P uptake is demonstrated, and Faba bean appeared to be a suitable P-mobilising legume crop plant for use in rotations with wheat.
Leaf respiration of snow gum in the light and dark. Interactions between temperature and irradiance.
TLDR
The rate of R in the light is highly variable, being dependent on irradiance and temperature, andVariations in light inhibition of R can have a substantial impact on the proportion of photosynthesis that is respired.
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