Suan Chin Wong

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In an earlier paper we provided evidence that carbon isotope discrimination during photosynthesis of terrestrial C3 plants decreases with altitude, and it was found that this was associated with greater carboxylation efficiency at high altitudes. Changing partial pressures of CO2 and O2 and changing temperature are possible explanations, since influences of(More)
Theory suggests that the level of enrichment of (18)O above source water in plant organic material (Delta) may provide an integrative indicator of control of water loss. However, there are still gaps in our understanding of the processes affecting Delta. One such gap is the observed discrepancy between modeled enrichment of water at the sites of evaporation(More)
We measured the oxygen isotope composition (delta(18)O) of CO(2) respired by Ricinus communis leaves in the dark. Experiments were conducted at low CO(2) partial pressure and at normal atmospheric CO(2) partial pressure. Across both experiments, the delta(18)O of dark-respired CO(2) (delta(R)) ranged from 44 per thousand to 324 per thousand (Vienna Standard(More)
When photon flux density incident on attached leaves of Zea mays L. was varied from the equivalent of 0.12 of full sunlight to full sunlight, leaf conductance to CO(2) transfer, g, changed in proportion to the change in rate of CO(2), assimilation, A, with the result that intercellular partial pressure of CO(2) remained almost constant. The proportionality(More)
The oxygen isotope enrichment of bulk leaf water (Delta(b)) was measured in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) leaves to test the Craig-Gordon and Farquhar-Gan models under different environmental conditions. Delta(b) increased with increasing leaf-to-air vapor pressure difference (VPd) as an overall result of the responses to the ratio of ambient to intercellular(More)
Rates of CO(2) assimilation and leaf conductances to CO(2) transfer were measured in plants of Zea mays during a period of 14 days in which the plants were not rewatered, and leaf water potential decreased from -0.5 to -8.0 bar. At any given ambient partial pressure of CO(2), water stress reduced rate of assimilation and leaf conductance similarly, so that(More)
We measured the level of xylem-derived cytokinins (CKs) entering a cotton leaf, and the CK levels in the same leaf, thus enabling xylem sap and foliar CKs to be compared concurrently. Although zeatin was the dominant CK in xylem sap, zeatin, dihydrozeatin, and N(6)-(2-isopentenyl) adenine were present in approximately equimolar levels in leaves. Elevated(More)
Three leaf water models (two-pool model, Péclet effect, and string-of-lakes) were assessed for their robustness in predicting leaf water enrichment and its spatial heterogeneity. This was achieved by studying the (18)O spatial patterns of vein xylem water, leaf water, and dry matter in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) leaves grown at different humidities using(More)