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Relationships among RNA : DNA ratio, growth and elemental stoichiometry in mangrove trees

Reef, Ruth; Ball, Marilyn; Feller, Ilka C; Lovelock, Catherine

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Growth rate is a fundamental property of organisms. In trees, growth is indeterminate and varies in space and time depending on resource availability, genetic constraints, competition and stress from biotic and abiotic environmental factors. The ratio between the abundance of RNA and DNA in the tissue has been used to indicate recent growth rates in many systems, but not for trees. We assessed the applicability of using RNA DNA ratios for assessing intraspecific and interspecific differences in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/31602
Source: Functional Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2010.01722.x

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