The role of plasticity in resource capture by plants

  title={The role of plasticity in resource capture by plants},
  author={John Grime and J.M.L. Mackey},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
Comparative experiments measuring the form and extent of plant responses to environmental factors allow an ecologically important distinction to be made between morphological plasticity and cellular acclimation. The two phenomena are associated with different sets of plant traits with which they occur with highest fidelity and potency at opposite ends of productivity gradients. A trade-off between scale and precision occurs with respect to the responses of plants to patchiness in resource… CONTINUE READING
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