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Evidence for the Absence of Ecotypic Development in Andropogon virginicus (L.) on Metalliferous Mine Wastes

Author(s): D. J. Gibson and P. G. Risser

Year: 1982

Publication Type: Article
Journal: New Phytologist
Volume: 92
Issue: 4
Pages: 589-599

Article Topic(s): Competition, Provenance, Seed source, Ecotype, Stress
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse, Old field
Location: Oklahoma

Species Referenced: Andropogon virginicus (Broomsedge),

Abstract

Studies the effects of heavy metals on growth and ecotypic variation of Andropogon virginicus. Plants of A. virginicus were collected from a mine, from an old-field, and from a control site and grown in a common garden experiment. The mine and control ecotypes exhibited similar growth while the old field ecotype had greater ramet survivorship. These results do not support the hypothesis of ecotypic differentiation in response to heavy-metal contaminated soils.

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D. J. Gibson and P. G. Risser. "Evidence for the Absence of Ecotypic Development in Andropogon virginicus (L.) on Metalliferous Mine Wastes." New Phytologist 92.4 (1982): 589-599.

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