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dc.contributor.author Sadras, V. O.
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Howard
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-04T16:35:53Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-04T16:35:53Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation Sadras , V O & Thomas , H 2001 , ' The capture and gratuitous disposal of resources by plants ' Functional Ecology , pp. 3-12 . , 10.1046/j.1365-2435.2001.00488.x en
dc.identifier.issn 1365-2435
dc.identifier.other PURE: 127053
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3428
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3428
dc.description Thomas, Howard, Sadras, V. O. (2001). The capture and gratuitous disposal of resources by plants. Functional Ecology, 15, 3-12 KEYWORDS: abscission • carbon • evolution • leaf • nitrogen • photosynthesis • root • senescence en
dc.description.abstract 1. Every plant will die if light, water or nutrients are withheld for long enough. It is natural to think of plants in general as having evolved a strong drive for resource acquisition as a survival mechanism. All else being equal, an individual that sequesters more material from the environment than its neighbour must be at a competitive advantage. 2. But the resource capture imperative seems at odds with the profligacy of some characteristic developmental and metabolic processes in many plants. Here, using leaf senescence as a vantage point, we consider whether a kind of wilful inefficiency of resource use may not be essential for success as a terrestrial autotroph. en
dc.format.extent 10 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Functional Ecology en
dc.title The capture and gratuitous disposal of resources by plants en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2435.2001.00488.x
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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