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Drought response of mesophyll conductance in forest understory species - impacts on water-use efficiency and interactions with leaf water movement

Hommel, Robert; Siegwolf, Rolf; Saurer, Matthias; Kayler, Zachary E; Ferrio, Juan Pedro; Gessler, Arthur; Farquhar, Graham


Regulation of stomatal (gs) and mesophyll conductance (gm) is an efficient means for optimizing the relationship between water loss and carbon uptake in plants. We assessed water-use efficiency (WUE)-based drought adaptation strategies with respect to mesophyll conductance of different functional plant groups of the forest understory. Moreover we aimed at assessing the mechanisms of and interactions between water and CO2 conductance in the mesophyll. The facts that an increase in WUE was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Physiologia Plantarum
DOI: 10.1111/ppl.12160


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