Interactions between the hemiparasitic angiospermRhinanthus minor and its hosts: From the cell to the ecosystem
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Parasitic plants can significantly influence the species to which they attach. The host response is variable however, and ranges from death of the host to no detectable effects in terms of both growth and physiology. The parasite can directly influence its hosts through resource abstraction, and indirectly by influencing inter- and intra-specific interactions. Abiotic factors interact with these direct and indirect effects to moderate the potential outcome of the host parasite interaction. This paper sets out to review a series of experiments that have been undertaken in our laboratory over a number of years that examine these effects and help us to understand mechanisms underpinning the variability in host response.
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- 1. School of Biological Sciences (Plant and Soil Science), University of Aberdeen, Cruickshank Building, St. Machar Drive, AB24 3UU, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
- 3. Radiation Application Research Team, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Deokjin-Dong, Yusung-Gu, Taejeon, Korea
- 4. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology — Banchory, Hill of Brathens, Glassel, Banchory, Kincardineshire, AB31 4BW, United Kingdom
- 5. Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Montpellier, 2 Place Pierre Viala, F-34060, Montpellier Cedex 1, France
- 6. Micropropagation Unit, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB, Surrey, United Kingdom