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RESEARCH LITERATURE

The Research Literature database was created and funded by the Florida Wildflower Foundation. Use the search features below to find scientific articles on native wildflowers that are commercially available or used in restoration projects.

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The Relationship of Leaf Size and Shoot Length in Prunus americana to Leaf-Galling by Mites

Author(s): M. F. Willson and D. J. Odowd

Month: Apr
Year: 1990

Publication Type: Note
Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Volume: 123
Issue: 2
Pages: 408-413

Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Stress

Species Referenced: Prunus americana (American plum),

Abstract

Evaluates the effects of a mite that forms leaf galls on Prunus americana. Galls caused shorter shoots and smaller leaves, and reduced the photosynthetic area of the plant by 38 percent.

Suggested Citation

M. F. Willson and D. J. Odowd. "The Relationship of Leaf Size and Shoot Length in Prunus americana to Leaf-Galling by Mites." American Midland Naturalist 123.2 (1990): 408-413.

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