Zhang-cheng Zhong

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Reproductive behaviour of clonal plants might change in contrasting habitats. In field and simulated experiments, we studied the relative importance of sexual reproduction and clonal propagation in rhizomatous herb, Iris japonica Thunb. in two forest habitats (BF, bamboo forest and OAFE, open area of forest edge), and effects of population origin (BF vs.(More)
Many plants can reproduce both clonally and sexually, and the relative importance between the two modes of reproduction varied among habitats. Clonal diversity and genetic differentiation of the rhizomatous herb, Iris japonica populations, was analyzed by 12 randomly amplified polymorphic DNA markers to determine the extent that reproductive mode varied(More)
A clonal herb species, Iris japonica, is used for constructing understory horticultural landscape, and it has high adaptability in understory condition. Root characteristics differences between I. japonica and other herb species in two typical natural habitats, Open area at forest edge (OAFE) and Bamboo forest (BF) were carried out on Jinyun(More)
This paper studied the active oxygen scavenging system of Cupressus funebris seedlings under drought condition and the recovery capability of the system after re-watering, aimed to understand the adaptation mechanisms of C. funebris to the 'drought and re-watering' environment in Karst area. With the increasing time of drought stress, the seedling's(More)
A field research was conducted on the photosynthesis and transpiration characteristics of dioecious Trichosanthes kirilowii individuals at four key development stages. At vegetative growth stage, the photosynthesis rate, transpiration rate, stomatal conductance, and water use efficiency of male individuals were higher than those of female individuals, and(More)
A total of 17 herbages belonging to 12 families were selected as the host plants of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). They were grown on calcareous soil and purple soil, respectively, and sampled on the 120th day after seedling emergence. The DNA of AMF in the herbages roots was extracted by CTAB method, the partial rDNA sequence encoding ribosomal 28S(More)
In an experiment with single inoculation (SI) and co-inoculation (CI) of three VA mycorrhizal fungi, i. e., Glomus mosseea (GM), Glomus versiforme (GV) and Glomus diaphanum (GD), the growth response of Broussonetia papyrifera seedlings in limestone area was studied. The results showed that after 3 months of growth, the aboveground-, underground-, and total(More)
An investigation was made on the growth indices of Iris japonica growing on the yellow soil and Karst soil within a subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest and in the forest gaps, aimed to approach the clonal plasticity of I. japonica in heterogeneous habitats. The results showed that the ramet height and diameter and the rhizome diameter of I. japonica(More)
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