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Using knockout mutants to reveal the growth costs of defensive traits.

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We used a selection of Arabidopsis thaliana mutants with knockouts in defence genes to demonstrate growth costs of trichome development and glucosinolate production. Four of the seven defence mutants had significantly higher size-standardized growth rates (SGRs) than the wild-type in early life, although this benefit declined as plants grew larger. SGR is known to be a good predictor of success under high-density conditions, and we confirmed that mutants with higher growth rates had a large a...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rspb.2010.2475

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Shimizu, KK More by this author
Kliebenstein, DJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
278
Issue:
1718
Pages:
2598-2603
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:9966db02-75f3-4ae8-a8da-d658c2f1f91b
Source identifiers:
411957
Local pid:
pubs:411957

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