geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

The influence of climatic factors on the distribution of 4 carbon pathway species in europe


, : The influence of climatic factors on the distribution of 4 carbon pathway species in europe. Vegetatio 64(2-3): 121-130

A checklist of the currently-known C4 species which occur in Europe was compiled, and the number of these found in European territories was ascertained. Their contribution to the local floras range from 4.35% in the Azores to 0% in Svalbard. Subsequently, a stepwise multiple regression analysis was used to correlate the relative abundances of four subdivisions C4 species with climatic variables derived for each territory from meteorological tables. The four subdivisions were: (a) total number of C4 species; (b) number of native C4 species; (c) C4 monocots and (d) C4 dicots. These values were expressed as percentages of either the total flora, (a), or the native flora ((b), (c) and (d)) for the regressions. The abundance of each C4 subdivision was found to be strongly correlated with temperature, and to a lesser extent, negatively with precipitation. Habitat information about the European C4 species was also analysed and it was concluded that their apparent preference for maritime and ruderal habitats indicates some form of competitive advantage of the pathway under saline or disturbed conditions. A small number of European C4 species was identified whose distribution appears to be anomalous with respect to temperature and/or soil moisture content.

US$29.90


Other references

Rason, M.A.; Ariey, F.; Rafidimanantsoa, L.; Andrianantenaina, B.H.; Sahondra Harisoa, J.L.; Randrianarivelojosia, M., 2002: Monitoring the drug-sensitivity of Plasmodium falciparum in coastal towns in Madagascar by use of in vitro chemosensitivity and mutation detection tests. The dissemination of mutant and resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum makes a considerable contribution to the spread of drug-resistant malaria. Populations around harbours and airports could be particularly exposed to Plasmodium isolates int...

Blaber, SJM.; Whitfield, AK., 1976: Large scale mortality of fish at St Lucia. South African Journal of Science, 727: 218

Mendonca M.T.; Ehrhart L.M., 1982: Activity population size and structure of immature chelonia mydas and caretta caretta in mosquito lagoon florida usa. Mosquito Lagoon, located on the east-central coast of Florida, was a developmental habitat for 2 spp. of sea turtles. Populations of the green (Chelonia mydas) and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) turtles found in the lagoon were studied from July, 19...

Bruce S.A., 1981: Reduced globin gene transcription during bromodeoxy uridine inhibition of erythro leukemic cell differentiation. Journal of Cell Biology 91(2 PART 2): 32A

Gurdip Singh; Kaushal, J.R., 1997: Development and evaluation of cerea (autoclaved cereal + urea) products for ruminant feeding. Details of processing techniques used for the development of several autoclaved cereal-urea products known as cerea and their evaluation are presented. Wheat, maize, barley, paddy [rice], oats, sorghum and bajra (pearl millet) and 4 autoclaving pe...

Válka, J.; Smahel, J.; Novák, O., 1993: Revitalization of bone transplants using vascular implants. For investigation of revascularization of free autogenous bone grafts by implantation of blood vessels the authors used rats as experimental material. The arteries or bundles of arteries were implanted into the spongiosa of the free bone transplan...

Plantier, D.; Luauté, J., 2016: Drugs for behavior disorders after traumatic brain injury: Systematic review and expert consensus leading to French recommendations for good practice. There are no handbook or recommendations for the use of pharmacological agents to treat neurobehavioral disorders after traumatic brain injury (TBI). This work proposes a systematic review of the literature and a user guide on neuroleptics, antide...

Karelin V.V.; Maksimov Y.P.; Nikitin V.N.; Uyutov V.I., 1974: Gold in Mesozoic igneous rocks in the eastern part of the Aldan Shield. Geokhimiya: ges 554-561. 1974.

Dai, H.; Lo, Y.S.an; Lin, Y.H.ei; Ruddat, M.; Chiang, K.S.eng, 1996: In vitro polysome translation analysis of heat shock proteins in higher plants. We used a simple and highly reproducible method for the analysis of heat shock proteins in rice (Oriza sativa), maize (Zea mays), and mung bean (Vigna radiata). Cytosolic polysomes, isolated from as little as 1-4 grams of seedling biomass, were in...

Shorin V.A.; Kryatova G.N., 1972: Combined use of rubomycin and olivomycin in treating lympho sarcoma in mice. Antibiotiki (Moscow) 17(4): 325-329