Seasonal fluctuations of vegetative growth in roots and shoots of central Chilean shrubs

@article{Montenegro1982SeasonalFO,
  title={Seasonal fluctuations of vegetative growth in roots and shoots of central Chilean shrubs},
  author={Gloria Montenegro and S. Araya and M. Ester Aljaro and Guillermina {\'A}vila},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1982},
  volume={53},
  pages={235-237}
}
Seasonal growth dynamics of the root and shoot systems of dominant shrubs of the Chilean matorral were studied. In some species root and shoot activity were synchronous, while in others production of fine roots was observed prior to bud burst and shoot elongation. Biomass production of new roots was significantly higher in spring than in autumn. Maximum biomass of dead roots was concomitant with the maximum amounts of litter under the canopy. 
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