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The Mechanical Diversity of Stomata and Its Significance in Gas-Exchange Control

Franks, Peter Joseph; Farquhar, Graham


Given that stomatal movement is ultimately a mechanical process and that stomata are morphologically and mechanically diverse, we explored the influence of stomatal mechanical diversity on leaf gas exchange and considered some of the constraints. Mechanical measurements were conducted on the guard cells of four different species exhibiting different stomatal morphologies, including three variants on the classical "kidney" form and one "dumb-bell" type; this information, together with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Plant Physiology
DOI: 10.1104/pp.106.089367


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