|Belowground bud banks increase along a precipitation gradient of the North American Great Plains: a test of the meristem limitation hypothesis
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|Dalgleish, HJ, Hartnett, DC
• In perennial grasslands, the below-ground population of meristems (bud bank) plays a fundamental role in plant population dynamics. Here, we tested the ‘meristem limitation hypothesis’ prediction – that bud banks increase along an increasing precipitation/productivity gradient in North American grasslands – and assessed the seasonal dynamics of bud banks.