Allocation of nitrogen to chemical defence and plant functional traits is constrained by soil N

Judy Simon, Roslyn Gleadow, Ian Woodrow

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Abstract

Plants have evolved a vast array of defence mechanisms to avoid or minimize damage caused by herbivores and pathogens. The costs and benefits of defences are thought to vary with the availability of resources, herbivore pressure and plant functional traits. We investigated the resource (nitrogen) and growth cost of deploying cyanogenic glycosides in seedlings of Eucalyptus cladocalyx (Myrtaceae).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111 - 1117
Number of pages7
JournalTree Physiology
Volume30
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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