Young-Leaf Anthocyanin and Solar Ultraviolet
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For six tropical rainforests pecies, young leaves produced on rapidly flushings hoots had markedlyl ower reflectancei n the UV-B region than did mature leaves and contained higher levels of anthocyaninsa nd total phenols. Progressive changes in these characteristicps rovide empirical support for an earlier suggestiont hat anthocyaninsi n flushings hoots of tropicalt rees have adaptive value throught heir ultravioleta bsorption.
Young-Leaf Anthocyanin and Solar Ultraviolet D. W. Lee, J. B. Lowry Biotropica Vol. 12, No. 1 (Mar., 1980), pp. 75-76 Published by: The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2387777