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Testing hypotheses that link wood anatomy to cavitation resistance and hydraulic conductivity in the genus Acer

Lens, Frederic; Sperry, John S; Christman , Mairgareth A; Choat, Brendan; Rabaey, David; Jansen , Steven

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Vulnerability to cavitation and conductive efficiency depend on xylem anatomy. We tested a large range of structure-function hypotheses, some for the first time, within a single genus to minimize phylogenetic 'noise' and maximize detection of functionally relevant variation. This integrative study combined in-depth anatomical observations using light, scanning and transmission electron microscopy of seven Acer taxa, and compared these observations with empirical measures of xylem hydraulics....[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68383
Source: New Phytologist
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03518.x

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