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Endogenous Influences on Leaf Longevity

  • Kihachiro Kikuzawa
  • Martin J. Lechowicz
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Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)

Abstract

The functional relationships among key traits defining leaf function do not stand in isolation from functionality at the level of the whole plant. Hence, variation in leaf longevity is contingent not only on variation in foliar design, but also on trade-offs involving other aspects of plant function, which include aspects of functional organization from the level of single shoots to the entire canopy.

Keywords

Shoot Growth Wood Density Height Growth Full Sunlight Short Shoot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ishikawa Prefectural UniversityNonoichiJapan
  2. 2.Department of BiologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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