Size-dependent leaf area ratio in plant twigs: implication for leaf size optimization.

@article{Yang2010SizedependentLA,
  title={Size-dependent leaf area ratio in plant twigs: implication for leaf size optimization.},
  author={Dongmei Yang and Karl J. Niklas and Shuang Xiang and Shucun Sun},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2010},
  volume={105 1},
  pages={71-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Although many hypotheses have been proposed to explain variation in leaf size, the mechanism underlying the variation remains not fully understood. To help understand leaf size variation, the cost/benefit of twig size was analysed, since, according to Corner's rule, twig size is positively correlated with the size of appendages the twig… CONTINUE READING