Category: AoB PLANTS

Roots of a Trifolium striatum plant being washed prior to being oven-dried and weighed for the relative competitive index (RCI) calculations. Plants were grown in glasshouse pots inoculated with soil microbiota that was collected from the rhizosphere of conspecific plants in their native or introduced ranges. Photo by Natasha Shelby.

No difference in the competitive ability of introduced and native Trifolium provenances when grown with soil biota from their introduced and native ranges

A new biogeographic study published in AoB PLANTS by Shelby et al. tested the evolution of increased competitive ability (EICA) hypothesis—a compelling explanation for why plants become invasive. The authors measured the growth rates...

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