Interpreting phenotypic variation in plant allelochemistry: problems with the use of concentrations

@article{Koricheva1999InterpretingPV,
  title={Interpreting phenotypic variation in plant allelochemistry: problems with the use of concentrations},
  author={Julia Koricheva},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1999},
  volume={119},
  pages={467-473}
}
Abstract Ecologists often use concentrations of defensive compounds as measures of plant allocation to defence and/or allelochemical production. I demonstrate that this practice may lead to erroneous conclusions because plants produce and allocate molecules (quantities) of compounds whereas concentrations reflect the distribution of these quantities in plant tissues and are, therefore, functions of plant biomass. As a tool for distinguishing between shifts in allelochemical production versus… CONTINUE READING

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