Nitrogen fertilizer and gender effects on the secondary metabolism of yaupon, a caffeine-containing North American holly

@article{Palumbo2006NitrogenFA,
  title={Nitrogen fertilizer and gender effects on the secondary metabolism of yaupon, a caffeine-containing North American holly},
  author={Matthew J. Palumbo and Francis Edward Putz and Stephen T Talcott},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={151},
  pages={1-9}
}
Yaupon (Ilex vomitoria) is a caffeine-containing dioecious shrub native to the southeastern United States that was historically brewed into a stimulating beverage. We tested predictions of the carbon/nutrient balance (CNB) hypothesis by determining whether nitrogen availability and gender influence production of caffeine and related alkaloids as well as phenolic compounds in leaves of pot-grown yaupon plants fertilized with ammonium nitrate. The CNB hypothesis predicts that additional nitrogen… CONTINUE READING

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