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Monitoring plant water status via static uniaxial compression of the leaf lamina

Fuenzalida, Tomás; Binks, Oliver; Bryant, Callum; Wolfe, Joe; Ball, Marilyn


Turgor pressure is an essential, but difficult to measure indicator of plant water status. Turgor has been quantified by localized compression of cells or tissues, but a simple method to perform these measurements is lacking. We hypothesized that changes in leaf turgidity can be monitored by uniaxially compressing the leaf lamina and measuring the mechanical stress under a constrained thickness (stress relaxation) and that changes in leaf water content can be monitored by measuring the leaf...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2022-06-22
Type: Journal article
DOI: 10.1111/pce.14383
Access Rights: Open Access

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