Journal articleAssumptions about the germination ecology of alpine plants are presently based on individual species and local studies. A current challenge is to synthesize, at the global level, the alpine seed ecological spectrum. We performed a meta‐analysis of primary data from laboratory experiments conducted across four continents (excluding the tropics) and...
Fernández‐Pascual, Eduardo ; Carta, Angelino ; Mondoni, Andrea ; Cavieres, Lohengrin ; Rosbakh, Sergey …
PresentationContinuous variation exists in the ratio of embryo to nutritive tissues of Angiosperms. Embryo to seed size ratio ranges from seeds dispersed with an embryo consisting of a clump of cells embedded in copious endosperm, e.g. several Ranunculaceae, to seeds containing only an embryo and no nutritive tissue, e.g. many...
Vandelook, Filip ; Dickie, John B. ; Carta, Angelino
Mattana, Efisio ; Carta, Angelino ; Fernández-Pascual, Eduardo ; Keeley, Jon E. ; Pritchard, Hugh W.
Carta, Angelino ; Fernández-Pascual, Eduardo ; Gioria, Margherita ; Müller, Jonas V. ; Rivière, Stéphane …
Journal articleSeeds show important variation as plant regenerative units among species, but their evolutionary co-variations with other plant characteristics are still poorly understood. Whilst a positive association of seed mass with genome size (GS) and life forms has already been documented, a broad-scale quantification of their evolutionary correlation and adaptive selection...
Carta, Angelino ; Mattana, Efisio ; Dickie, John ; Vandelook, Filip