Publication
Title
Effects of resource availability on the trade-off between seed and vegetative reproduction
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Abstract
Aims To explore whether the trade-off between seed and vegetative reproductive modes is flexible in environments with different amounts of available resources to maintain optimal behaviors. Methods A transition matrix model was established to determine the optimal trade-off between seed and vegetative reproduction in resourcesvariable habitats. Important Findings The model predicts that plants allocate more resources to seed reproduction when available resources are scarce. With increasing resources, more vegetative propagules are produced. However, if resources keep increasing to a harmful level, plants would switch to seeds again.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of plant ecology
Publication
2010
ISSN
1752-9921
1752-993X
Volume/pages
3:4(2010), p. 251-258
ISI
000284502100003
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 03.01.2011
Last edited 12.10.2017
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