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Variation in the shoot calcium content of angiosperms

Broadley, M. R., Bowen, H. C., Cotterill, H. L., Hammond, J. P. ORCID:, Meacham, M. C., Mead, A. and White, P. J. (2003) Variation in the shoot calcium content of angiosperms. Journal of Experimental Botany, 54 (386). pp. 1431-1446. ISSN 0022-0957

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This study describes the variation in the mean relative shoot Ca content within the angiosperms at the ordinal level. Data were derived from studies in the literature in which the shoot Ca content of two or more species had been compared, and from a hydroponic experiment in which plants were selected to represent the relative number of species within each angiosperm order. Across all angiosperms, most of the variation in shoot Ca content occurred at and above the level of the order. Relative shoot Ca contents and variances correlated between literature and experimental data. In general, orders of commelinoid monocots had lower Ca contents than other monocot or eudicot orders. These results are used to illustrate how physiological and ecological hypotheses can be formulated using literature data.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Centre for Food Security
Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Crop Science
ID Code:33841
Publisher:Oxford University Press

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