Do Clonal Plants Show Greater Division of Labour Morphologically and Physiologically at Higher Patch Contrasts?

@inproceedings{Wang2011DoCP,
  title={Do Clonal Plants Show Greater Division of Labour Morphologically and Physiologically at Higher Patch Contrasts?},
  author={Zhengwen Wang and Yuanheng Li and Heinjo J. During and Linghao Li},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND When growing in reciprocal patches in terms of availability of different resources, connected ramets of clonal plants will specialize to acquire and exchange locally abundant resources more efficiently. This has been termed division of labour. We asked whether division of labour can occur physiologically as well as morphologically and will increase with patch contrasts. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We subjected connected and disconnected ramet pairs of Potentilla anserina to… CONTINUE READING

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