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Nitrogen fertilizer and gender effects on the secondary metabolism of yaupon, a caffeine-containing North American holly

Author(s): M. J. Palumbo, F. E. Putz and S. T. Talcott

Month: Feb
Year: 2007

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Oecologia
Volume: 151
Issue: 1
Pages: 1-9

Article Topic(s): Fertilizer,Human Use,Ethnobotany
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse,Laboratory

Species Referenced: Ilex vomitoria (Yaupon),

Abstract

Evaluates the effects of nitrogen availability and gender on the production of caffeine and alkaloids in Ilex vomitoria. Fertilized plants had higher caffeine and alkaloid levels but did not vary by gender.

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M. J. Palumbo, F. E. Putz and S. T. Talcott. "Nitrogen fertilizer and gender effects on the secondary metabolism of yaupon, a caffeine-containing North American holly." Oecologia 151.1 (2007): 1-9.

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ISSN: 0029-8549
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-006-0574-1

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