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C4 anatomy can evolve via a single developmental change. / Lundgren, Marjorie Ruth; Dunning, Luke T.; Olofsson, Jill K. et al.

In: Ecology Letters, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.02.2019, p. 302-312.

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Lundgren, MR, Dunning, LT, Olofsson, JK, Moreno-Villena, JJ, Bouvier, JW, Sage, T, Khoshravesh, R, Sultmanis, S, Stata, M, Ripley, BS, Vorontsova, MS, Besnard, G, Adams, C, Cuff, N, Mapaura, A, Bianconi, M, Long, CM, Christin, P-A & Osborne, CP 2019, 'C4 anatomy can evolve via a single developmental change', Ecology Letters, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 302-312. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13191

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Lundgren, M. R., Dunning, L. T., Olofsson, J. K., Moreno-Villena, J. J., Bouvier, J. W., Sage, T., Khoshravesh, R., Sultmanis, S., Stata, M., Ripley, B. S., Vorontsova, M. S., Besnard, G., Adams, C., Cuff, N., Mapaura, A., Bianconi, M., Long, C. M., Christin, P-A., & Osborne, C. P. (2019). C4 anatomy can evolve via a single developmental change. Ecology Letters, 22(2), 302-312. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13191

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Lundgren MR, Dunning LT, Olofsson JK, Moreno-Villena JJ, Bouvier JW, Sage T et al. C4 anatomy can evolve via a single developmental change. Ecology Letters. 2019 Feb 1;22(2):302-312. Epub 2018 Dec 17. doi: 10.1111/ele.13191

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Lundgren, Marjorie Ruth ; Dunning, Luke T. ; Olofsson, Jill K. et al. / C4 anatomy can evolve via a single developmental change. In: Ecology Letters. 2019 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 302-312.

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title = "C4 anatomy can evolve via a single developmental change",
abstract = "C4 photosynthesis is a complex trait that boosts productivity in warm environments. Paradoxically, it evolved independently in numerous plant lineages, despite requiring specialised leaf anatomy. The anatomical modifications underlying C4 evolution have previously been evaluated through interspecific comparisons, which capture numerous changes besides those needed for C4 functionality. Here, we quantify the anatomical changes accompanying the transition between non‐C4 and C4 phenotypes by sampling widely across the continuum of leaf anatomical traits in the grass Alloteropsis semialata. Within this species, the only trait that is shared among and specific to C4 individuals is an increase in vein density, driven specifically by minor vein development that yields multiple secondary effects facilitating C4 function. For species with the necessary anatomical preconditions, developmental proliferation of veins can therefore be sufficient to produce a functional C4 leaf anatomy, creating an evolutionary entry point to complex C4 syndromes that can become more specialised.",
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AU - Sage, Tammy

AU - Khoshravesh, Roxana

AU - Sultmanis, Stefanie

AU - Stata, Matt

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AU - Vorontsova, Maria S.

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AU - Adams, Claire

AU - Cuff, Nicholas

AU - Mapaura, Anthony

AU - Bianconi, Matheus

AU - Long, Christine M.

AU - Christin, Pascal-Antoine

AU - Osborne, Colin P.

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