Do ploidy level and nuclear genome size and latitude of origin modify the expression of Phragmites australis traits and interactions with herbivores?

@article{Meyerson2016DoPL,
  title={Do ploidy level and nuclear genome size and latitude of origin modify the expression of Phragmites australis traits and interactions with herbivores?},
  author={Laura A. Meyerson and James T. Cronin and Ganesh P Bhattarai and Hans Brix and Carla Lambertini and Magdalena Lu{\vc}anov{\'a} and Shelby Rinehart and Jan Suda and Petr Py{\vs}ek},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={2531-2549}
}
We studied the relationship between genome size and ploidy level variation and plant traits for the reed grass Phragmites australis. Using a common garden approach on a global collection of populations in Aarhus, Denmark, we investigated the influence of monoploid genome size and ploidy level on the expression of P. australis growth, nutrition and herbivore-defense traits and whether monoploid genome size and ploidy level play different roles in plant trait expression. We found that both… CONTINUE READING