Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Biogeosciences, 18, 655–667, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 655–667, 2021

Research article 28 Jan 2021

Research article | 28 Jan 2021

Shift of seed mass and fruit type spectra along longitudinal gradient: high water availability and growth allometry

Shunli Yu et al.

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As key traits of plants, the mechanisms of diversity of fruit sizes and seed sizes have not been solved completely until now. Therefore, the research related to them will continue to be done in the future. Our research, combined with future works, will provide a profound basis for solving the origin of fleshy-fruited species and seed size diversity.
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