Effect of phosphorus availability on the selection of species with different ploidy levels and genome sizes in a long-term grassland fertilization experiment.

@article{marda2013EffectOP,
  title={Effect of phosphorus availability on the selection of species with different ploidy levels and genome sizes in a long-term grassland fertilization experiment.},
  author={Petr {\vS}marda and Michal Hejcman and Alexandra Březinov{\'a} and Lucie Horov{\'a} and Helena Steigerov{\'a} and Frantisek Zedek and Petr Bures and Pavla Hejcmanov{\'a} and J{\"u}rgen Schellberg},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2013},
  volume={200 3},
  pages={911-21}
}
Polyploidy and increased genome size are hypothesized to increase organismal nutrient demands, namely of phosphorus (P), which is an essential and abundant component of nucleic acids. Therefore, polyploids and plants with larger genomes are expected to be selectively disadvantaged in P-limited environments. However, this hypothesis has yet to be… CONTINUE READING