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Research Article

Responses of Nutrients and Mobile Carbohydrates in Quercus variabilis Seedlings to Environmental Variations Using In Situ and Ex Situ Experiments

  • Jing-Pin Lei,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Tree Breeding and Cultivation of State Forestry Administration, Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Wenfa Xiao mail,

    Xiaowenf@caf.ac.cn (WX); Liujf2000cn@163.com (JFL)

    Affiliation: Research Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Protection, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Jian-Feng Liu mail,

    Xiaowenf@caf.ac.cn (WX); Liujf2000cn@163.com (JFL)

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Tree Breeding and Cultivation of State Forestry Administration, Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Dingpeng Xiong,

    Affiliation: College of Horticulture and Forestry, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

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  • Pengcheng Wang,

    Affiliation: College of Horticulture and Forestry, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

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  • Lei Pan,

    Affiliation: Hubei Academy of Forestry, Wuhan, People's Republic of China

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  • Yong Jiang,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Forest and Soil Ecology, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, People's Republic of China

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  • Mai-He Li

    Affiliations: Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland, State Key Laboratory of Forest and Soil Ecology, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, People's Republic of China

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  • Published: April 08, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061192

About the Authors

Jing-Pin Lei, Jian-Feng Liu
Key Laboratory of Tree Breeding and Cultivation of State Forestry Administration, Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, People's Republic of China
Wenfa Xiao
Research Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Protection, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, People's Republic of China
Dingpeng Xiong, Pengcheng Wang
College of Horticulture and Forestry, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
Lei Pan
Hubei Academy of Forestry, Wuhan, People's Republic of China
Mai-He Li
Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Yong Jiang, Mai-He Li
State Key Laboratory of Forest and Soil Ecology, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, People's Republic of China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JPL JFL WX. Performed the experiments: JPL JFL DX PW LP. Analyzed the data: JPL JFL MHL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JPL WX JFL YJ. Wrote the paper: JPL JFL MHL.