Soil nutrient patchiness affects nutrient use efficiency, though not photosynthesis and growth of parental Glechoma longituba ramets: both patch contrast and direction matter

@inproceedings{Xiong2010SoilNP,
  title={Soil nutrient patchiness affects nutrient use efficiency, though not photosynthesis and growth of parental Glechoma longituba ramets: both patch contrast and direction matter},
  author={Hao-qin Xiong},
  year={2010}
}
  • Hao-qin Xiong
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Aims Most plants are clonal in nature. Clonal ramets can share water, nutrients and photosynthate, especially when they experience patchy resources. Patch contrast (i.e. a difference in resources among patches) and patch direction (i.e. source–sink relations) are among the basic attributes of spatial patchiness. Here, I hypothesize that young established ramets in nutrient-rich patches support old ramets in nutrient-poor patches when ramets are subjected to different patch contrasts and patch… CONTINUE READING

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