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Plant Physiological Ecology
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.
Inherent Variation in Growth Rate Between Higher Plants: A Search for Physiological Causes and Ecological Consequences
Root structure and functioning for efficient acquisition of phosphorus: Matching morphological and physiological traits.
- H. Lambers, M. W. Shane, M. Cramer, S. J. Pearse, E. Veneklaas
- Environmental ScienceAnnals of botany
- 1 October 2006
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
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.
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.
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
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.
- O. Atkin, J. R. Evans, M. Ball, H. Lambers, T. Pons
- Environmental Science, BiologyPlant physiology
- 1 March 2000
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.