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Abstract

Phenotypic plasticity among Parthenium hysterophorus L. populations in response to altered climatic condition in Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

Plant shows phenotypic plasticity in response to the altered environmental conditions and geographic locations. This is one of the key for the speciation and diversity in the population of a particular species. In the present studies there is an attempt to assess the phonological plasticity in Parthenium hysterophorus to environmental stress. We found change in habit and morphological characters and it's an adaption and acclimatization for that environmental condition. Plants show greater biomass and flowers as compared to other plants grown in barren land.