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Title Clusia : a woody neotropical genus of remarkable plasticity and diversity / U. Lüttge (Ed.)
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 273 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Ecological studies, 0070-8356 ; v. 194
Ecological studies ; v. 194. 0070-8356
Contents Section I Background; 1 Historical Recollections; Section II Phylogeny, Diversity and Ecology; Introduction; References; 2 Morphology, Anatomy, Life Forms and Hydraulic Architecture; 3 Biogeographic Features of Clusia, with Emphasis on South American and Especially Brazilian Species; 4 Clusia as Nurse Plant; 5 Reproductive Biology; 6 Diversity, Phylogeny and Classification of Clusia; 7 Population Biology of Different Clusia Species in the State of Rio de Janeiro; Section III Functions and Physiological Ecology; Introduction; References; 8 Photosynthesis; 9 Physiological Ecology
Summary Clusia is the only dicotyledonous tree genus with crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM), and, in some cases, all variants of CAM can be expressed in one given species. These unique features as well as Clusia's extreme flexibility have put it in the limelight of international research. The studies presented in this volume embrace anatomy, morphology and plant architecture, phytogeographical distribution and community ecology, phylogeny and genetic diversity, physiology and metabolism, physiological ecology and functional diversity, circadian rhythmicity and biological timing. Covering all aspects
Subject Clusia (Plants)
Crassulacean acid metabolism.
Form Electronic book
Author Lüttge, Ulrich.
LC no. 2006934618
ISBN 1281351237
3540372423 (hbk.)
9783540372424 (hbk.)