Plants increase silicon content as a response to nitrogen or phosphorus limitation: a case study with Holcus lanatus

Vanessa Minden, Jörg Schaller, Harry Olde Venterink
2020 Plant and Soil  
Aims Silicon (Si) has been shown to beneficially affect plant performance under stressful environmental conditions, such as water or nutrient deficiency. Here we tested the effects of two important plant nutrients, nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), on Si content in different plant organs in the grass species Holcus lanatus. Methods We studied trait responses to N limitation, balanced nutrient availability and P limitation. Single plant individuals were grown in sand-filled pots in a greenhouse
more » ... s in a greenhouse for 2 months. Nitrogen, phosphorus, carbon and silicon contents were determined in leaves, stems Plant Soil
doi:10.1007/s11104-020-04667-1 fatcat:3nkllgeqrfhtln2eswf34re75y