Genome size evolution in relation to leaf strategy and metabolic rates revisited.

@article{Beaulieu2007GenomeSE,
  title={Genome size evolution in relation to leaf strategy and metabolic rates revisited.},
  author={Jeremy M. Beaulieu and Ilia J. Leitch and Charles A. Knight},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2007},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={495-505}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS It has been proposed that having too much DNA may carry physiological consequences for plants. The strong correlation between DNA content, cell size and cell division rate could lead to predictable morphological variation in plants, including a negative relationship with leaf mass per unit area (LMA). In addition, the possible increased demand for resources in species with high DNA content may have downstream effects on maximal metabolic efficiency, including decreased… CONTINUE READING
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