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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
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Fertilizer,Human Use,Ethnobotany
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse,Laboratory
Species Referenced: Ilex vomitoria (Yaupon),
AbstractEvaluates 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.
Suggested CitationM. 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.