Xylem and Stomata, Coordinated Through Time and Space
by Brodribb T.J., McAdam S. A. M., Carins Murphy M. R. (2016)
Tim Brodribb, School of Biological Sciences, University of Tasmania
Scott Am McAdam, School of Biological Sciences, University of Tasmania
· August 2016 – DOI: 10.1111/pce.12817 –
Land plants exhibit a degree of homeostasis in leaf water content to protect against damage to photosynthetic and xylem tissues, and to maintain an efficient allocation of resources.
This is achieved by a strong coordination between the systems regulating water delivery (xylem) and water loss (stomata).
This review discusses evolution in xylem and stomatal function, specifically focussing on the interactions between them.
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