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THE RESPONSES OF CONIFERS TO SOME OF THE ADVERSE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH WATERLOGGED SOILS
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
Volume 85, Issue 3, pages 351–362, July 1980
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SANDERSON, P. L. and ARMSTRONG, W. (1980), THE RESPONSES OF CONIFERS TO SOME OF THE ADVERSE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH WATERLOGGED SOILS. New Phytologist, 85: 351–362. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1980.tb03173.x
- Issue published online: 2 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
- (Accepted 14 May 1979)
The effect in solution culture of iron(II), acetic and butyric acids and ethylene on rooted cuttings of Sitka spruce and Lodgepole pine has been studied and compared with the effects of anoxia. A relative growth rate parameter is employed to reveal changes in the rate of root growth. Possible mechanisms of toxicity and detoxification are suggested and the greater tolerance of Lodgepole pine is discussed in relation to its superior gas transport system. Conclusions are drawn concerning the role played by each of the toxic factors in the field situation.