Plant growth analysis of discontinuous growth data: A modified Richards function


Journal Article

A method is presented for analyzing growth data of plants with discontinuous relative growth rates resulting from a sudden short-term change in the environment of the plants. This technique provides a quantification of a treatment effect on plant growth where the growth of the control plants can be represented by the Richards function. Growth data from phytotron-grown snap bean plants subjected to episodic ozone exposures are used to illustrate the method. Further applications of the approach are suggested, including the analysis of multiple and single, short-term and long-term episodic events on plant growth. © 1986.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lieth, JH; Reynolds, JF

Published Date

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 301 - 314

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0304-4238

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0304-4238(86)90104-4

Citation Source

  • Scopus