Physiological and molecular aspects of phosphorus efficiency in Proteaceae and beyond

Caio Guilherme Pereira

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My thesis provides insight into strategies allowing the efficient use of phosphorus (P) in Proteaceae and beyond, particularly those associated with P-allocation patterns at the leaf-tissue level. This is the first time leaf P-allocation patterns are considered in terms of P-use efficiency in plants. Based on the results, I suggest that the P-allocation traits are relevant in explaining the functioning of species and their natural distribution. My research also highlights the impact of leaf P- and Ca-allocation patterns on the phenomenon of Ca-enhanced P toxicity, which will be useful for the improvement of current management practices involving Proteaceae and other P-sensitive plants.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Clode, Peta, Supervisor
  • Hammond, John, Supervisor, External person
  • Lambers, Hans, Supervisor
  • White, Philip, Supervisor, External person
  • Tanz, Sandra, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date15 Nov 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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