Nicotra, Adrienne; Cosgrove, Meredith; Cowling, Ann; Schlichting, Carl; Jones, C.S.
The thermal response of gas exchange varies among plant species and with growth conditions. Plants from hot dry climates generally reach maximal photosynthetic rates at higher temperatures than species from temperate climates. Likewise, species in these environments are predicted to have small leaves with more-dissected shapes. We compared eight species of Pelargonium (Geraniaceae) selected as phylogenetically independent contrasts on leaf shape to determine whether: (1) the species showed...[Show more]
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.