Phylogeny strongly drives seed dormancy and quality in a climatically buffered hotspot for plant endemism.

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TitlePhylogeny strongly drives seed dormancy and quality in a climatically buffered hotspot for plant endemism.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
JournalAnnals of botany
Volume119
Issue2
Pagination267-277
ISSN0305-7364
Abstract

Models of costs and benefits of dormancy (D) predict that the evolutionarily stable strategy in long-term stable environments is for non-dormancy (ND), but this prediction remains to be tested empirically. We reviewed seed traits of species in the climatically buffered, geologically stable and nutrient-impoverished campo rupestre grasslands in Brazil to test the hypothesis that ND is favoured over D. We examined the relative importance of life-history traits and phylogeny in driving the evolution of D and assessed seed viability at the community level.

URLhttps://academic.oup.com/aob/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/aob/mcw163
DOI10.1093/aob/mcw163
Short TitleAnn Bot
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