Skip navigation
Skip navigation

The reliability of cryoSEM for the observation and quantification of xylem embolisms and quantitative analysis of xylem sap in situ.

McCully, Margaret E; Shane, M; Baker, A; Huang, C; Ling, L; Canny, Martin


The reliability of cryoSEM for visualizing gas embolisms in xylem vessels of intact, functioning roots is examined and discussed. The possibility that these embolisms form as a result of freezing water columns under tension is discounted by a double-freeze experiment. Two regions of the same root, one frozen under tension, the other isolated from the tension by the first freeze, had the same percentage of embolisms, as did also long pieces of root frozen simultaneously along their length. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Microscopy
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2818.2000.00679.x


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_McCully_The_reliability_of_cryoSEM_for_2000.pdf583.95 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator