Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Joe Winstead, Frank Toman, Gary Dillard
Department of Biology
Master of Science
The concentrations of sodium and potassium in the leaves of Euonymus americanus collected from a relict hardwood forest during a four month period showed a possible winter conditioning pattern. Seeds collected from this same relict stand would not germinate, even though they were subjected to a wide variety of germination experiments. Phenotypic differentiation in fully developed leaves was not found; however, differences related to the length of the growing season were noted. Autecological studies of Euonymus americanus should be continued to investigate the role of this plant in relict hardwood stands.
Biology | Botany | Life Sciences | Plant Biology | Plant Sciences
Bayer, Paul, "Phenotypic Differences in Populations of Euonymus Americanus L. from the Central United States & Autecological Studies of this Species in a Deciduous Forest of Kentucky" (1984). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 2135.