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dc.contributor.authorMartin, Shannon L.
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorProtti, Piero
dc.contributor.authorLin, Teng-Chiu
dc.contributor.authorLin, Shin-Hwei
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Craig E.
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-12T19:48:24Z
dc.date.available2012-06-12T19:48:24Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationS. L. Martin, R. Davis, P. Protti, T.-C. Lin, S.-H. Lin, and C. E. Martin. 2005. The occurrence of Crassulacean acid metabolism in epiphytic ferns, with an emphasis on the Vittariaceae. Int. J. Plant Sci. 166:623-630.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/9895
dc.descriptionThis is the publisher's official version. It is also available electronically from: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/430334.
dc.description.abstractThe potential for nighttime CO2 uptake and/or increases in tissue acidity characteristic of crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) was investigated, to varying degrees, in 12 species of Vittariaceae as well as in seven species in four other families of tropical epiphytic ferns. Evidence of CAM (actually CAM cycling, i.e., diei changes in tissue acidity without nighttime atmospheric C 0 2 uptake), though highly variable, was found in two species of Vittariaceae. The ecophysiological significance of this finding is puzzling, because the occurrence of these plants in deeply shaded, extremely moist habitats is rare, if not unique, among plants expressing any degree of CAM. The results of this study confirm that CAM among the ferns is not limited to the Polypodiaceae, and they emphasize the polyphyletic nature of the evolution of CAM among higher plants.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Chicago Press
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/430334
dc.subjectcrassulacean acid metabolism (CAM)
dc.subjectCAM cycling
dc.subjectepiphytes
dc.subjectevolution
dc.subjectferns
dc.subjectphotosynthesis
dc.subjectVittariaceae
dc.titleThe Occurrence of Crassulacean Acid Metabolism in Epiphytic Ferns, With and Emphasis on the Vittariaceae
dc.typeArticle
kusw.kuauthorMartin, Shannon L.
kusw.kuauthorDavis, Ryan
kusw.kuauthorMartin, Craig E.
kusw.kudepartmentEcology and Evolutionary Biology
kusw.oastatusfullparticipation
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/430334
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, publisher version
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