Growth and Allocation

  • Hans Lambers
  • F. Stuart ChapinIII
  • Thijs L. Pons


Plant growth results from interactions among all the processes discussed in previous chapters: 2 (photosynthesis, respiration, and long-distance transport), 3 (plant water relations), and 6 (mineral nutrition). By the same token, growth rate may control these physiological processes through its effect on plant demands for carbon, water, and nutrients, as discussed in the preceding chapters.


Specific Leaf Area Leaf Expansion Unit Leaf Area Leaf Area Ratio Leaf Elongation 
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  • Hans Lambers
    • 1
  • F. Stuart ChapinIII
    • 2
  • Thijs L. Pons
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  2. 2.University of AlaskaFairbanksUSA
  3. 3.Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands

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