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    Plant hydraulic characteristics were studied in diploid, tetraploid and hexaploid cytotypes of Atriplex canescens (Chenopodiaceae) to investigate the potential physiological basis underlying the intraspecific habitat differentiation among plants of different ploidy levels.

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    Hao, Guang-You; Lucero, Mary E.; Sanderson, Stewart C.; Zacharias, Elizabeth H.; Holbrook, N. Michele. 2013. Polyploidy enhances the occupation of heterogeneous environments through hydraulic related trade-offs in Atriplex canescens (Chenopodiaceae). New Phytologist. 197: 970-978.


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    desert, drought tolerance, flow cytometry, niche differentiation, plant hydraulics, polyploidy, saltbush, water relations

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