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dc.contributor.authorT. Moles, Angelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorR. Wallis, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorJ. Foley, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.authorI. Warton, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorC. Stegen, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorJ. Bisigato, Alejandroen_US
dc.contributor.authorCella-Pizzarro, Lucreciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorJ. Clarke, Connieen_US
dc.contributor.authorS. Cohen, Philippeen_US
dc.contributor.authorK. Cornwell, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Willen_US
dc.contributor.authorEjrnaes, Rasmusen_US
dc.contributor.authorGonzales-Ojeda, Theranyen_US
dc.contributor.authorJ. Graae, Benteen_US
dc.contributor.authorHay, Gregoryen_US
dc.contributor.authorC. Lumbwe, Fainessen_US
dc.contributor.authorMagana-Rodiguez, Benjaminen_US
dc.contributor.authorD. Moore, Benen_US
dc.contributor.authorL. Peri, Pabloen_US
dc.contributor.authorR. Poulsen, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorVeldtman, Ruanen_US
dc.contributor.authorvon Zeipel, Hugoen_US
dc.contributor.authorR. Andrew, Nigelen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoulter, Sarahen_US
dc.contributor.authorT. Borer, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorCampon, Florencia Fernandezen_US
dc.contributor.authorColl, Mosheen_US
dc.contributor.authorG. Farji-Brener, Alejandroen_US
dc.contributor.authorGabriel, Janeen_US
dc.contributor.authoral., eten_US
dc.contributor.editorIan Woodwarden_US
dc.description.abstract半 It has long been believed that plant species from the tropics have higher levels of traits associated with resistance to herbivores than do species from higher latitudes. A meta-analysis recently showed that the published literature does not support this theory. However, the idea has never been tested using data gathered with consistent methods from a wide range of latitudes. 半 We quantified the relationship between latitude and a broad range of chemical and physical traits across 301 species from 75 sites world-wide. 半 Six putative resistance traits, including tannins, the concentration of lipids (an indicator of oils, waxes and resins), and leaf toughness were greater in high-latitude species. Six traits, including cyanide production and the presence of spines, were unrelated to latitude. Only ash content (an indicator of inorganic substances such as calcium oxalates and phytoliths) and the properties of species with delayed greening were higher in the tropics. 半 Our results do not support the hypothesis that tropical plants have higher levels of resistance traits than do plants from higher latitudes. If anything, plants have higher resistance toward the poles. The greater resistance traits of high-latitude species might be explained by the greater cost of losing a given amount of leaf tissue in low-productivity environments.en_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNew Phytologisten_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPlant Physiologyen_US
dc.titlePutting plant resistance traits on the map: a test of the idea that plants are better defended at lower latitudesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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