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Differential shrinkage of mesophyll cells in transpiring cotton leaves: implications for static and dynamic pools of water, and for water transport pathways

Canny, Martin; Wong, Suan Chin; Huang, Cheng; Miller, Celia


Shrinkage of palisade cells during transpiration, previously measured for sclerophyllous leaves of Eucalyptus where cells shrank equally, was compared with shrinkage in thin mesophytic leaves of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Selected vapour pressure differences (e) from 0.6 to 2.7kPa were imposed during steady-state photosynthesis and transpiration. Leaves were then cryo-fixed and cryo-planed paradermally, and images obtained with a cryo-scanning electron microscope (CSEM). Diameters of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Functional Plant Biology
DOI: 10.1071/FP11172


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