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FUTURE DIRECTIONS No. 6 Seed survival in soil: interacting effects of predation,
 

Summary: FUTURE DIRECTIONS No. 6
Seed survival in soil: interacting effects of predation,
dormancy and the soil microbial community
James W. Dalling1,2
*, Adam S. Davis3
, Brian J. Schutte3
and A. Elizabeth Arnold4
1
Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, IL 61801, USA; 2
Smithsonian Tropical Research
Institute, Unit 0948, DPO AA 34002-0948, USA; 3
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research
Service, Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit, Urbana, Illinois, IL 61801, USA; and 4
Division of Plant
Pathology and Microbiology, School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Summary
1. Plant defence theory provides a robust framework for understanding interactions between plants
and antagonists, and for interpreting broad patterns in the functional-trait composition of plant
communities. However, this framework has been built almost entirely on traits expressed by seed-
lings and mature plants.

  

Source: Arnold, A. Elizabeth - School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona
Williams, Martin M. II - Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology