Rhizome anoxia tolerance and habitat specialization in wetland plants

Brändle, Roland; Crawford, Robert MacGregor Martyn (1987). Rhizome anoxia tolerance and habitat specialization in wetland plants. In: Crawford, Robert MacGregor Martyn (ed.) Plant life in aquatic and amphibious habitats. Special publication of the British Ecological Society: Vol. 5 (pp. 397-410). Oxford London Edinburgh Boston Palo Alto Melbourne: Blackwell Scientific Publications

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Variation in rhizome tolerance of anoxia, which can range from a few days to several months, is much greater than the range of anoxia tolerance found in roots. Because they act as regenerators for both roots and shoots, rhizomes are more important than roots for the survival of plants in anoxic conditions. This review explores the properties that confer on rhizomes their preferences for different wetland habitats, such as permanently submerged anaerobic muds, the interface zone between lake and free water, and soils that are flooded only seasonally.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Anoxia / Postanoxia [discontinued]
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

Brändle, Roland

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

0262-7027

ISBN:

0-632-01628-0

Series:

Special publication of the British Ecological Society

Publisher:

Blackwell Scientific Publications

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

10 Aug 2018 12:41

Last Modified:

11 Nov 2019 11:26

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.119128

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/119128

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