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dc.contributor.authorMoles, A.T.
dc.contributor.authorWallis, I.R.
dc.contributor.authorFoley, W.J.
dc.contributor.authorWarton, D.I.
dc.contributor.authorStegen, J.C.
dc.contributor.authorBisigato, A.J.
dc.contributor.authorCella-Pizarro, L.
dc.contributor.authorClark, C.J.
dc.contributor.authorCohen, P.S.
dc.contributor.authorCornwell, W.K.
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, W.
dc.contributor.authorEjrnæs, R.
dc.contributor.authorGonzales-Ojeda, T.
dc.contributor.authorGraae, B.J.
dc.contributor.authorHay, G.
dc.contributor.authorLumbwe, F.C.
dc.contributor.authorMagana-Rodriguez, B.
dc.contributor.authorMoore, B.D.
dc.contributor.authorPeri, P.L.
dc.contributor.authorPoulsen, J.R.
dc.contributor.authorVeldtman, R.
dc.contributor.authorvon Zeipel, H.
dc.contributor.authorAndrew, N.R.
dc.contributor.authorBoulter, S.L.
dc.contributor.authorBorer, E.T.
dc.contributor.authorCampon, F.F.
dc.contributor.authorColl, M.
dc.contributor.authorFarji-Brener, A.G.
dc.contributor.authorDe Gabriel, J.
dc.contributor.authorJurado, E.
dc.contributor.authorKyhn, L.A.
dc.contributor.authorLow, B.
dc.contributor.authorMulder, C.P.H.
dc.contributor.authorReardon-Smith, K.
dc.contributor.authorRodrıguez-Velazquez, J.
dc.contributor.authorSeabloom, E.W.
dc.contributor.authorVesk, P.A.
dc.contributor.authorvan Cauter, A.
dc.contributor.authorWaldram, M.S.
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Z.
dc.contributor.authorBlendinger, P.G.
dc.contributor.authorEnquist, B.J.
dc.contributor.authorFacelli, J.M.
dc.contributor.authorKnight, T.
dc.contributor.authorMajer, J.D.
dc.contributor.authorMartınez- Ramos, M.
dc.contributor.authorMcQuillan, P.
dc.contributor.authorPrior, L.D.
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-13T06:51:08Z
dc.date.available2011-12-13T06:51:08Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationMoles, A.T.; Wallis, I.R.; Foley, W.J.; Warton, D.I.; Stegen, J.C.; Bisigato, A.J.; Cella-Pizarro, L.; Clark, C.J.; Cohen, P.S.; Cornwell, W.K.; Edwards, W.; Erjnӕs, R.; Gonzales-Ojeda, T.; Graae, B.J.; Hay, G.; Lumbwe, F.C.; Magana-Rodriguez, B.; Moore, B.D.; Peri, P.L.; Poulsen, J.R.; Veldtman, R.; von Zeipel, H.; Andrew, N.R.; Boulter, S.L.; Borer, E.T.; Campon, F.F.; Coll, M.; Farji-Brener, A.G.; De Gabriel, J.; Jurado, E.; Kyhn, L.A.; Low, B.; Mulder, C.P.H.; Reardon-Smith, K.; Rodriguez-Velazquez, J.; Seabloom, E.W.; Vesk, P.A.; van Couter, A.; Waldram, M.S.; Zheng, Z.; Blendinger, P.G.; Enquist, B.J.; Facelli, J.M.; Knight, T.; Majer, T.D.; Martinez-Ramos, M.; McQuillan, P. and Prior, L.D. (2011) Putting plant resistance traits on the map: a test of the idea that plants are better defended at lower latitudes. New Phytologist, 191, 777-788en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1058
dc.description.abstract• It has long been believed that plant species from the tropics have higher levels of traits associated with resistance to herbivores than do species from higher latitudes. A meta-analysis recently showed that the published literature does not support this theory. However, the idea has never been tested using data gathered with consistent methods from a wide range of latitudes. • We quantified the relationship between latitude and a broad range of chemical and physical traits across 301 species from 75 sites world-wide. • Six putative resistance traits, including tannins, the concentration of lipids (an indicator of oils, waxes and resins), and leaf toughness were greater in highlatitude species. Six traits, including cyanide production and the presence of spines, were unrelated to latitude. Only ash content (an indicator of inorganic substances such as calcium oxalates and phytoliths) and the properties of species with delayed greening were higher in the tropics. • Our results do not support the hypothesis that tropical plants have higher levels of resistance traits than do plants from higher latitudes. If anything, plants have higher resistance toward the poles. The greater resistance traits of high-latitude species might be explained by the greater cost of losing a given amount of leaf tissue in low-productivity environments.en
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dc.publisherNew Phytologist Trusten
dc.subjectglobal patternsen
dc.subjectlatitudeen
dc.subjectleaf sizeen
dc.subjectleaf toughnessen
dc.subjectlipiden
dc.subjectplant traitsen
dc.subjectplant–animal interactionsen
dc.subjecttanninen
dc.titlePutting plant resistance traits on the map: a test of the idea that plants are better defended at lower latitudesen
dc.typeJournalArticlesen
dc.cibjournalNew Phytologisten
dc.cibprojectNAen


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