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sensitive species

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Plant or animal species which are susceptible to changes in habitat or to impacts from human activities.

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Early Zn2+-induced effects on membrane potential account for primary heavy metal susceptibility in tolerant and sensitive Arabidopsis species

Lucia Kenderešová, Andrea Staňová, Ján Pavlovkin, Eva Ďurišová, Miriam Nadubinská, Milada Čiamporová and Miroslav Ovečka.

in Annals of Botany

July 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 9550 words.

Background and Aims

Uptake of heavy metals by plant root cells depends on electro-physiological parameters of the plasma membrane. In this study, responses...

Categories of Petal Senescence and Abscission: A Re-evaluation

W. G. van Doorn.

in Annals of Botany

April 2001; p ublished online April 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 0 words.

In a previous paper (Woltering and van Doorn, 1988, Journal of Experimental Botany 39: 1605–1616) we identified three types of flower life cessation: by petal wilting or...

Taxonomic affinity, habitat and seed mass strongly predict seed desiccation response: a boosted regression trees analysis based on 17 539 species

Sarah V Wyse and John B Dickie.

in Annals of Botany

January 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 9524 words.

Abstract

Background and Aims

Seed desiccation response plays an important role in plant regeneration ecology, and...

Effect of Ethylene on Flower Abscission: a Survey

WOUTER G. VAN DOORN.

in Annals of Botany

June 2002; p ublished online June 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 3089 words.

The effect of ethylene on flower abscission was investigated in monocotyledons and eudicotyledons, in about 300 species from 50 families. In all species studied except Cymbidium, flower...

Does Ethylene Treatment Mimic the Effects of Pollination on Floral Lifespan and Attractiveness?

WOUTER G. VAN DOORN.

in Annals of Botany

April 2002; p ublished online April 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 5648 words.

In some species pollination may result in rapid changes in perianth colour and form (petal senescence and abscission, flower closure), rendering the flowers less attractive to pollinators....

Differences in drought sensitivities and photosynthetic limitations between co-occurring C3 and C4 (NADP-ME) Panicoid grasses

Brad Ripley, Kristen Frole and Matthew Gilbert.

in Annals of Botany

March 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 7150 words.

Background and Aims

The success of C4 plants lies in their ability to attain greater efficiencies of light, water and nitrogen use under high temperature,...

Prediction of Desiccation Sensitivity in Seeds of Woody Species: A Probabilistic Model Based on Two Seed Traits and 104 Species

M. I. DAWS, N. C. GARWOOD and H. W. PRITCHARD.

in Annals of Botany

April 2006; p ublished online February 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 6062 words.

Background and Aims Seed desiccation sensitivity limits the ex situ conservation of up to 47 % of plant species, dependent on habitat. Whilst desirable, empirically determining desiccation...

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Convective gas flow development and the maximum depths achieved by helophyte vegetation in lakes

Brian K. Sorrell and Ian Hawes.

in Annals of Botany

January 2010; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 6900 words.

Background and Aims

Convective gas flow in helophytes (emergent aquatic plants) is thought to be an important adaptation for the ability to colonize deep...

Explanatory ecological factors for the persistence of desiccation-sensitive seeds in transient soil seed banks: Quercus ilex as a case study

Thierry Joët, Jean-Marc Ourcival, Mathilde Capelli, Stéphane Dussert and Xavier Morin.

in Annals of Botany

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 8120 words.

Background and Aims Dominant tree species in northern temperate forests, for example oak and beech, produce desiccation-sensitive seeds. Despite the potentially major influence...

A Lack of Nuclear DNA Content Variability Among Wheat Near Isolines Differing in Aluminium Response

J. B. WETZEL, S. AREF, V. C. BALIGAR and A. LANE RAYBURN.

in Annals of Botany

June 1999; p ublished online June 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 3 words.

Nucleotypic variation has been speculated to play a role in the adaptation of crop species to environmental stress. The objective of this study was to determine if nuclear DNA content...

Responses of orchids to habitat change in Corsica over 27 years

Hélène Vogt-Schilb, Roger Pradel, Philippe Geniez, Laetitia Hugot, Alain Delage, Franck Richard and Bertrand Schatz.

in Annals of Botany

July 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 7290 words.

Background and aims Orchids are known to be particularly sensitive to environmental changes due to their narrow ranges of secondary successional habitats. Lack of data at the...

Wind-Dragged Corolla Enhances Self-Pollination: A New Mechanism of Delayed Self-Pollination

Rongming Qu, Xiaojie Li, Yibo Luo, Ming Dong, Huanli Xu, Xuan Chen and Amots Dafni.

in Annals of Botany

November 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 7091 words.

Background and Aims

Delayed self-pollination is a mechanism that allows animal-pollinated plants to outcross while ensuring seed production in the absence of...

Dry Weight Production and Partitioning inMedicago minimaandErodium cicutariumUnder Water Stress

C. A. BUSSO, O. A. FERNANDEZ and D. E. FRESNILLO FEDORENKO.

in Annals of Botany

August 1998; p ublished online August 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 5 words.

Medicago minimaandErodium cicutariumare two naturalized annual species in extensive semi-arid, temperate rangelands of central Argentina. A field study was conducted during 1989...

A meta-analysis of leaf nitrogen distribution within plant canopies

Kouki Hikosaka, Niels P. R. Anten, Almaz Borjigidai, Chiho Kamiyama, Hidemitsu Sakai, Toshihiro Hasegawa, Shimpei Oikawa, Atsuhiro Iio, Makoto Watanabe, Takayoshi Koike, Kazuya Nishina and Akihiko Ito.

in Annals of Botany

August 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 6682 words.

Background and aims Leaf nitrogen distribution in the plant canopy is an important determinant for canopy photosynthesis. Although the gradient of leaf nitrogen is formed along...

Seeds of alpine plants are short lived: implications for long-term conservation

Andrea Mondoni, Robin J. Probert, Graziano Rossi, Emanuele Vegini and Fiona R. Hay.

in Annals of Botany

January 2011; p ublished online November 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 5480 words.

Background and Aims

Alpine plants are considered one of the groups of species most sensitive to the direct and indirect threats to ecosystems caused by land...

Climate warming could shift the timing of seed germination in alpine plants

Andrea Mondoni, Graziano Rossi, Simone Orsenigo and Robin J. Probert.

in Annals of Botany

July 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 6630 words.

Background and Aims

Despite the considerable number of studies on the impacts of climate change on alpine plants, there have been few attempts to investigate...

Parameters Affecting the Early Seedling Development of Four Neotropical Trees under Oxygen Deprivation Stress

ROSANA MARTA KOLB, ANDRÉ RAWYLER and ROLAND BRAENDLE.

in Annals of Botany

May 2002; p ublished online May 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 5398 words.

Some of the parameters that determine flooding resistance—and consequently habitat zonation—were investigated in four neotropical trees (Schizolobium parahyba, Sebastiania commersoniana,...

Anomalous Pressure Volume Curves of Resurrection Plants Do Not Suggest Negative Turgor

Clare Vander Willigen, Jill M. Farrant and N. W. Pammenter.

in Annals of Botany

October 2001; p ublished online October 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 10 words.

Pressure-volume (PV) curves of the desiccation-tolerant angiosperms, Eragrostis nindensis, Craterostigma wilmsii and Xerophyta humilis, and the desiccation-sensitive species, E. curvula,...

Sex differences and plasticity in dehydration tolerance: insight from a tropical liverwort

Rose A. Marks, James F. Burton and D. Nicholas McLetchie.

in Annals of Botany

August 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 7632 words.

Background and Aims Adaptations allowing plants to cope with drying are particularly relevant in the light of predicted climate change. Dehydration tolerance (DhT, also...

A proposed mechanism for physical dormancy break in seeds of Ipomoea lacunosa (Convolvulaceae)

K. M. G. Gehan Jayasuriya, Jerry M. Baskin, Robert L. Geneve and Carol C. Baskin.

in Annals of Botany

February 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 8000 words.

Background and Aims

The water-impermeable seeds of Ipomoea lacunosa undergo sensitivity cycling to dormancy breaking treatment, and slits are formed around...