Does turgor limit growth in tall trees ?

@inproceedings{Woodruff2004DoesTL,
  title={Does turgor limit growth in tall trees ?},
  author={David R. Woodruff and Barbara J. Bond and Frederick C Meinzer},
  year={2004}
}
The gravitational component of water potential contributes a standing 0.01 MPa m 1 to the xylem tension gradient in plants. In tall trees, this contribution can significantly reduce the water potential near the tree tops. The turgor of cells in buds and leaves is expected to decrease in direct proportion with leaf water potential along a height gradient unless osmotic adjustment occurs. The pressure–volume technique was used to characterize height-dependent variation in leaf tissue water… CONTINUE READING

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