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- Bedetti, Cibele S.; Aguiar, Débora B.; Jannuzzi, Maria C.; Moura, Maria Z.D.; Silveira, Fernando A.O.
- Australian journal of botany 2011 v.59 no.3 pp. 274-282
- Miconia; cerrado; coping strategies; drought; dry season; genetic variation; grasslands; habitats; leaf area; leaves; multivariate analysis; phenotypic plasticity; savannas; shrubs; soil fertility; stomata; trichomes; woodlands; Brazil
- ... Phenotypic plasticity is an important means by which plants cope with environmental heterogeneity; therefore, understanding variation in plant traits in heterogeneous habitats is important to predict responses to changing environments. In this study, we examined the patterns of intraspecific variation in leaf traits of Miconia albicans (Melastomataceae), a widespread, obligatory apomictic shrub, a ...