The biology and natural history of Tripogon loliiformis (Poaceae, Chloridoideae), an Australian resurrection grass

Scharaschkin, Tanya & Fabillo, Melodina (2015) The biology and natural history of Tripogon loliiformis (Poaceae, Chloridoideae), an Australian resurrection grass. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 120, pp. 5-22.

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Tripogon loliiformis is a desiccation-tolerant grass that occurs throughout mainland Australia. There has been recent interest in this species as a model system for understanding desiccation tolerance in a native grass at the structural, molecular and physiological levels. However, not much is known about the biology and natural history of this species, despite its widespread geographic distribution and remarkable capability of withstanding prolonged drying. We provide an overview of the genus by consolidating information from a wide variety of sources. We report a variety of new and interesting observations on the general biology, ecology and desiccation response of T. loliiformis and conclude by highlighting areas for future research.

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ID Code: 93083
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: desiccation tolerance, inselberg flora, pigmentation, phenotypic plasticity, leaf anatomy
ISSN: 0080-469X
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Royal Society of Queensland
Deposited On: 19 Feb 2016 04:45
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 10:11

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