Cellular level observation of water loss and the refilling of tracheids in the xylem of Cryptomeria japonica during heartwood formation

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The mechanism of heartwood formation in Cryptomeria japonica D. Don has long been studied since heartwood formation is a fundamental physiological feature of trees. In this study, the water distribution in the xylem of C. japonica was investigated at the cellular level to reveal the role of water distribution in the xylem during heartwood formation. Samples… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00468-009-0356-6

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