Sex differences and plasticity in dehydration tolerance: insight from a tropical liverwort.

TitleSex differences and plasticity in dehydration tolerance: insight from a tropical liverwort.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
JournalAnnals of botany
Volume118
Issue2
Pagination347-56
ISSN0305-7364
Abstract

Adaptations allowing plants to cope with drying are particularly relevant in the light of predicted climate change. Dehydration tolerance (DhT, also dehydration-tolerant) is one such adaptation enabling tissue to survive substantial drying. A great deal of work has been conducted on highly DhT species. However, bryophytes showing less intense and variable DhT are understudied, despite the potential for these species to provide an informative link between highly tolerant and sensitive species. In this study, we tested the degree to which DhT varies across populations and the sexes of a species expected to exhibit a moderate DhT phenotype.

URLhttps://academic.oup.com/aob/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/aob/mcw102
DOI10.1093/aob/mcw102
Short TitleAnn Bot
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