Ecological limits to plant phenotypic plasticity.

@article{Valladares2007EcologicalLT,
  title={Ecological limits to plant phenotypic plasticity.},
  author={Fernando Valladares and Ernesto Gianoli and Jos{\'e} M. G{\'o}mez},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2007},
  volume={176 4},
  pages={749-63}
}
Phenotypic plasticity is considered the major means by which plants cope with environmental heterogeneity. Although ubiquitous in nature, actual phenotypic plasticity is far from being maximal. This has been explained by the existence of internal limits to its expression. However, phenotypic plasticity takes place within an ecological context and plants are generally exposed to multifactor environments and to simultaneous interactions with many species. These external, ecological factors may… CONTINUE READING
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