Comparisons of carbon isotope discrimination in populations of aridland plant species differing in lifespan

@article{Schuster1992ComparisonsOC,
  title={Comparisons of carbon isotope discrimination in populations of aridland plant species differing in lifespan},
  author={William S. F. Schuster and Darren R. Sandquist and Susan L. Phillips and James R Ehleringer},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1992},
  volume={91},
  pages={332-337}
}
Carbon isotope discrimination (Δ) was compared between populations of dominant perennial plant species, differing in life expectancy, in two deserts with contrasting vegetation types. In both deserts, plants of the shorter-lived species showed significantly higher Δ and greater intrapopulation variance in this character compared to the long-lived species. These results indicate underlying differences in gas-exchange physiology, and suggest a positive correlation between water-use efficiency and… CONTINUE READING
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