Leaf silicon content per leaf area

Formal name:  leaf silicon content per leaf area
Local identifier:  TOP484
Synonym Term:  leaf Si content per area
Related Term:  leaf Si concentration
Related Term:  leaf Si content
Definition:  The ratio of the quantity (SEP:quantity) of silicon (CHEBI:silicon atom) in the leaf (PO:leaf) or component thereof, i.e. leaf lamina or leaflet (PO:leaf lamina, PO:leaflet) per respective area (TOP:leaf area, TOP:leaf lamina area, TOP:leaflet area)
Formal Unit:  mass unit / area unit or amount unit / area unit

Comment:  The quantity of silicon can be expressed either as a mass (with mass unit, e.g. gram) or as an amount (with amount unit, e.g. mol). The term concentration is polysemic and we suggest to not use it in this context.
Reference:  Eric Garnier, Jens Kattge, Stefan Klotz, Ingolf Kühn, Ulrike Stahl


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