Pitfalls and Possibilities in the Analysis of Biomass Allocation Patterns in Plants

@inproceedings{Poorter2012PitfallsAP,
  title={Pitfalls and Possibilities in the Analysis of Biomass Allocation Patterns in Plants},
  author={Hendrik Poorter and Lawren Sack},
  booktitle={Front. Plant Sci.},
  year={2012}
}
Plants can differentially allocate biomass to leaves, stems, roots, and reproduction, and follow ontogenetic trajectories that interact with the prevailing climate. Various methodological tools exist to analyze the resulting allocation patterns, based either on the calculation of biomass ratios or fractions of different organs at a given point in time, or on a so-called allometric analysis of biomass data sampled across species or over an experimental growth period. We discuss the weak and… CONTINUE READING
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