Patterns of resource allocation in a dioecious species

Patterns of resource allocation in a dioecious species
Patterns of resource alloc­a­tion in a dioecious species

Resource alloc­a­tion between veget­at­ive and repro­duct­ive growth will vary over time, and dioecious spe­cies may also adopt dif­fer­ent strategies for alloc­a­tion between male and female plants. Sanchez Vilas and Pannell show that males and females of the annual Mercurialis annua dif­fer in tem­poral pat­terns of resource alloc­a­tion to roots, shoots and repro­duc­tion. These dif­fer­ences are likely to be the con­sequence of the dif­fer­ent demands for resources required for pro­du­cing pol­len versus seeds at dif­fer­ent times.

Annals of Botany Office.

The Annals of Botany Office is based at the University of Leicester.

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