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Nutrient requirements differ in two Pedicularis species in the absence of a host plant: implication for driving forces in the evolution of host preference of root hemiparasitic plants.
|Title||Nutrient requirements differ in two Pedicularis species in the absence of a host plant: implication for driving forces in the evolution of host preference of root hemiparasitic plants.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Li A-R, Li Y-J, Smith SE, Smith AF, Guan K-Y|
|Journal||Annals of botany|
|Date Published||2013 Oct|
Facultative root hemiparasitic plants generally have a wide host range, but in most cases show an obvious host preference. The reasons for the marked difference in growth performance of hemiparasites when attached to different hosts are not fully understood. In this study, the hypothesis was tested that hemiparasites showing a preference for different hosts have different nutrient requirements.
|Alternate Journal||Ann. Bot.|