A stage-based study of drought response in Cryptantha flava (Boraginaceae): gas exchange, water use efficiency, and whole plant performance.

@article{Casper2006ASS,
  title={A stage-based study of drought response in Cryptantha flava (Boraginaceae): gas exchange, water use efficiency, and whole plant performance.},
  author={Brenda B. Casper and Irwin N. Forseth and D. Alexander Wait},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2006},
  volume={93 7},
  pages={978-87}
}
Models of global climate change predict an increase in the frequency of major droughts, yet we know little about the consequences of drought for the demography of natural populations. This study examined a population of the semi-desert perennial Cryptantha flava (Boraginaceae) to determine how plants of different developmental stages respond to drought through changes in leaf gas exchange, leaf water potential, water use efficiency, growth, and reproduction. In two of the four years, drought… CONTINUE READING
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