The effect of habitat on constitutive levels and inducibility of leaf phenolics in American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Zrust, Amanda
dc.contributor.author Cardone, Frank
dc.contributor.author Yee, Caroline
dc.contributor.author Patel, Nikita
dc.coverage.spatial UMBS Station en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-01-18T14:46:47Z
dc.date.available 2008-01-18T14:46:47Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/57730
dc.description General Ecology en_US
dc.description.abstract Plants use chemical defenses to ward off herbivory. Phenolics, a carbon-based chemical defense, are present in all woody plants. There are many biotic and abiotic factors that can affect the levels of phenolics present in plant tissue. Two factors that can affect phenolic levels are carbon and nitrogen availability. Often these factors vary with habitats. Glacial moraines often have mesic, nitrogen rich soil. Glacial outwash plains often have xeric soil with less nitrogen. To see the effects of carbon and nitrogen availability on constitutive levels and inducibility of phenolics, we tested constitutive levels and inducibility of phenolics in American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) in both habitats. Trees from the outwash plain had higher constitutive levels of phenolics. Though both sites induced phenolics in response to leaf damage, neither site produced a significantly greater amount. en_US
dc.format.extent 315534 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.title The effect of habitat on constitutive levels and inducibility of leaf phenolics in American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resources and Environment
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/57730/1/Zrust_Cardone_Yee_ Patel_2007.pdf en_US
dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
 Show simple item record

This item appears in the following Collection(s)


Search Deep Blue

Advanced Search

Browse by

My Account

Information

Available Now


MLibrary logo