Simulated herbivory does not constrain phenotypic plasticity to shade through ontogeny in a relict tree.

Abstract

Ecological limits to phenotypic plasticity (PP), induced by simultaneous biotic and abiotic factors, can prevent organisms from exhibiting optimal plasticity, and in turn lead to decreased fitness. Herbivory is an important biotic stressor and may limit plant functional responses to challenging environmental conditions such as shading. In this study we… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/plb.12447

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