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von Willert, D.J., Brinckmann, E., Scheitler, B., Schulze, E-D., Thomas, D.A. and Treichel, S. 1980. Ökophysiologische Untersuchungen an Pflanzen der Namib-Wüste. Naturwissenschaften, 67(1): 21-28


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Ökophysiologische Untersuchungen an Pflanzen der Namib-Wüste.

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The southern Namib desert has a vegetation cover of mainly succulent plants in which species of the Mesembryanthemaceae are predominant. Climatically this area is characterized by hot and dry days, and cool and humid nights with episodic rainfalls only in winter. In this environment a great number of species perform a crassulaceaen acid metabolism (CAM). The responses of these plants to water stress as well as the regulation of CAM in the natural habitat are described and discussed.

Year: 1980

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00424499


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