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Plant phenotypic plasticity in a changing climate

Nicotra, Adrienne; Atkin, Owen; Bonser, S P; Davidson, Amy; Finnegan , E J; Mathesius, Ulrike; Poot, Pieter; Purruggana, M D; Richards, Christina; Valladares, Fernando; van Kleunen, Mark


Climate change is altering the availability of resources and the conditions that are crucial to plant performance. One way plants will respond to these changes is through environmentally induced shifts in phenotype (phenotypic plasticity). Understanding plastic responses is crucial for predicting and managing the effects of climate change on native species as well as crop plants. Here, we provide a toolbox with definitions of key theoretical elements and a synthesis of the current understanding...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Trends in Plant Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2010.09.008


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