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The global spectrum of plant form and function
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Analysis of worldwide variation in six major traits critical to growth, survival and reproduction within the largest sample of vascular plant species ever compiled found that occupancy of six-dimensional trait space is strongly concentrated, indicating coordination and trade-offs.
Ecological aspects of seed desiccation sensitivity
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The relationships between seed desiccation tolerance and two important aspects of plant regeneration ecology: habitat and dormancy are examined by comparative analysis of a data set of 886 tree and shrub species from 93 families.
A Brief History of Seed Size
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Evidence is shown that growth form and seed size evolve in a coordinated manner and the largest single contributor to the present-day spread of seed mass was the divergence between angiosperms and gymnosperms.
Factors that shape seed mass evolution.
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It is found that divergences in seed mass have been more consistently associated with diverGences in growth form than with divergence in any other variable.
Temperature and Seed Storage Longevity
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The quantitative relation between seed longevity and temperature does not vary among diverse species, and the coefficient of the viability equation did not differ significantly among the eight species despite their contrasting taxonomy.
Global patterns in seed size
Aim  To provide the first global quantification of the slope and shape of the latitudinal gradient in seed mass, and to determine whether global patterns in seed mass are best explained by growth
Which is a better predictor of plant traits: temperature or precipitation?
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This work quantified the strength of the relationships between temperature and precipitation and 21 plant traits from 447,961 species-site combinations worldwide and used meta-analysis to provide an overall answer to the question.
Correlated evolution of genome size and seed mass.
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This is the first broad-scale quantification of the relationship between genome size and seed mass, using data for 1222 species, from 139 families and 48 orders, and shows that divergences in genome size were positively correlated with divergence in seed mass.
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