April 13, 2016

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  • Cassytha pubescens R.Br., parasitising Brachyloma daphnoides (Sm.) Benth., Black Mountain, Canberra, ACT,

    Light on hemiparasitic plants impacts on their hosts

    Although parasitic plant–host associations occur in an ever-changing light environment, there is a poor understanding of how light influences the impact of the parasite on the host plant. Cirocco et al. hypothesize that in low versus high light, as photosynthesis of the hemiparasite declines its dependency on host carbon increases so host growth is more […] More