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Ecotypic differentiation in Andropogon virginicus (Gramineae)

Author(s): R. H. Chapman and S. B. Jones

Year: 1975

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club
Volume: 102
Issue: 4
Pages: 166-171

Article Topic(s): Genetics, Provenance, Seed source, Ecotype
Research Setting(s): Garden, Greenhouse, Old field, Upland
Location: Georgia

Species Referenced: Andropogon virginicus (Broomsedge),


Examines ecotypic differentiation of populations of Andropogon virginicus from an old field and a nearby granite outcrop. Differences were found in drought tolerance, leaf resistance, and amounts of acid phosphatase enzyme on root surfaces. The differences were attributed to edaphic (soil) differences and persisted when plants were grown in a common environment.

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R. H. Chapman and S. B. Jones. "Ecotypic differentiation in Andropogon virginicus (Gramineae)." Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 102.4 (1975): 166-171.

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