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Physiological and structural tradeoffs underlying the leaf economics spectrum

Onoda, Yusuke; Wright, Ian J.; Evans, John; Hikosaka, Kouki; Kitajima, Kaoru; Niinemets, Ulo; Poorter, Hendrik; Tosens, Tiina; Westoby, Mark

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The leaf economics spectrum (LES) represents a suite of intercorrelated leaf traits concerning construction costs per unit leaf area, nutrient concentrations, and rates of carbon fixation and tissue turnover. Although broad trade-offs among leaf structural and physiological traits have been demonstrated, we still do not have a comprehensive view of the fundamental constraints underlying the LES trade-offs. Here, we investigated physiological and structural mechanisms underpinning the LES by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-03-10
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/235245
Source: New Phytologist
DOI: 10.1111/nph.14496
Access Rights: Open Access

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