Patterns of structural and defense investments in fine roots of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) across a strong temperature and latitudinal gradient in Europe.

@article{Zadworny2017PatternsOS,
  title={Patterns of structural and defense investments in fine roots of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) across a strong temperature and latitudinal gradient in Europe.},
  author={Marcin Zadworny and Michael Luke McCormack and Roma Żytkowiak and Piotr Karolewski and Joanna Mucha and Jacek Oleksyn},
  journal={Global change biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={1218-1231}
}
Plant functional traits may be altered as plants adapt to various environmental constraints. Cold, low fertility growing conditions are often associated with root adjustments to increase acquisition of limiting nutrient resources, but they may also result in construction of roots with reduced uptake potential but higher tissue persistence. It is ultimately unclear whether plants produce fine roots of different structure in response to decreasing temperatures and whether these changes represent… CONTINUE READING

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