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The bud break process and its variation among local populations of boreal black spruce

Rossi Sergio et Bousquet Jean. (2014). The bud break process and its variation among local populations of boreal black spruce. Frontiers in Plant Science, 5, (October), p. 1-9.

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URL officielle: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.3389/fpls.2014.00574

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Phenology of local populations can exhibit adaptations to the current environmental conditions resulting from a close interaction between climate and genotype. The bud break process and its variations among populations were analyzed in greenhouse by monitoring the growth resumption in black spruce [Picea mariana (Mill.) BSP] seedlings originating from seeds of five stands across the closed boreal forest in Quebec, Canada. Bud break lasted 15 days and occurred earlier and quicker in northern provenances. Provenance explained between 10.2 and 32.3% of the variance in bud break, while the families accounted for a smaller but still significant part of the variance. The late occurrence of one phenological phase corresponded to a delayed occurrence of the others according to linear relationships. A causal model was proposed in the form of a chain of events with each phase of bud break being related to the previous and successive one, while no link was observed between non-adjacent phases. The adaptation of black spruce populations along the latitudinal gradient points toward a strategy based on rapid physiological processes triggered by temperature increase inducing high metabolic activity. The variation observed in bud break reflects an evolutionary trade-off between maximization of security and taking advantage of the short growing season. This work provides evidence of the phenological adaptations of black spruce to its local environmental conditions while retaining sizeable genetic diversity within populations. Because of the multigenic nature of phenology, this diversity should provide some raw material for adaptation to changing local environmental conditions.

Type de document:Article publié dans une revue avec comité d'évaluation
Volume:5
Numéro:October
Pages:p. 1-9
Version évaluée par les pairs:Oui
Date:2014
Sujets:Sciences naturelles et génie > Sciences naturelles > Biologie et autres sciences connexes
Département, module, service et unité de recherche:Départements et modules > Département des sciences fondamentales
Mots-clés:adaptation, cold climate, genecology, genetic diversity, phenology, temperature
Déposé le:10 févr. 2017 01:50
Dernière modification:10 févr. 2017 01:50
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