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