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  • Limited plasticity in functional root traits of maple and oak
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    Limited plasticity in functional root traits of maple and oak

    Traits affecting the form and function of fine roots in woody plants show complex phenotypic variation. Lee et al.¬†manipulate root segments of 2-year-old Acer rubrum and Quercus rubra seedlings in order to compare functional traits and trait plasticities in fine root tissues with natural and reduced levels of colonization by microbial symbionts. They find negligible […] More