Functional ecology of growth in seedlings versus root sprouts of Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.

  title={Functional ecology of growth in seedlings versus root sprouts of Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.},
  author={Emad A. Farahat and Martin J. Lechowicz},
We assessed growth differences and the foliar traits underpinning production in paired samples of juvenile American beech (Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.) that originated from seed versus root sprouts. Root sprouts had significantly greater relative extension growth rate and slightly greater leaf mass per unit area compared to seed-derived individuals, but neither light-saturated net photosynthetic rate nor foliar chlorophyll and nitrogen concentrations differed significantly between paired seedlings… 

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