Phosphate Absorption Capacity and Acclimation Potential in Plants along a Latitudinal Gradient

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Science  08 Feb 1974:
Vol. 183, Issue 4124, pp. 521-523
DOI: 10.1126/science.183.4124.521


The capacity for phosphate absorption by marsh plants is negatively correlated with the soil temperature of the habitat of origin. Species and races from thermally fluctuating environments achieve greater compensatory changes in the phosphate absorption rate through temperature acclimation than their counterparts from more stable environments.