Summer dormancy and winter growth: root survival strategy in a perennial monocotyledon.

@article{Shane2009SummerDA,
  title={Summer dormancy and winter growth: root survival strategy in a perennial monocotyledon.},
  author={Michael W. Shane and Margaret E. Mccully and Martin J. Canny and John S. Pate and Hai H. Ngo and Ulrike Mathesius and Gregory Robert Cawthray and Hans Lambers},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2009},
  volume={183 4},
  pages={
          1085-96
        }
}
Here, we tested the alternation of root summer dormancy and winter growth as a critical survival strategy for a long-lived monocotyledon (Restionaceae) adapted to harsh seasonal extremes of Mediterranean southwest Western Australia. Measurements of growth and the results of comparative studies of the physiology, water content, metabolites, osmotic adjustments, and proteomics of the dormant and growing perennial roots of Lyginia barbata (Restionaceae) were assessed in field-grown plants… CONTINUE READING
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