Xylem and Stomata, Coordinated Through Time and Space
by Brodribb T.J., McAdam S. A. M., Carins Murphy M. R. (2016)
Scott Am McAdam
· 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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