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Construction costs, chemical composition and payback time of high- and low-irrradiance leaves

Poorter, H; Pepin, Steeve; Rijkers, Toon; de Jong, Yvonne; Evans, John; Korner, Christian


The effect of irradiance on leaf construction costs, chemical composition, and on the payback time of leaves was investigated. To enable more generalized conclusions, three different systems were studied: top and the most-shaded leaves of 10 adult tree species in a European mixed forest, top leaves of sub-dominant trees of two evergreen species growing in small gaps or below the canopy in an Amazonian rainforest, and plants of six herbaceous and four woody species grown hydroponically at low or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Botany
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erj002


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