Evolutionary Association of Stomatal Traits with Leaf Vein Density in Paphiopedilum, Orchidaceae


BACKGROUND Both leaf attributes and stomatal traits are linked to water economy in land plants. However, it is unclear whether these two components are associated evolutionarily. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In characterizing the possible effect of phylogeny on leaf attributes and stomatal traits, we hypothesized that a correlated evolution exists… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040080

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