Evidence for Hydraulic Vulnerability Segmentation and Lack of Xylem Refilling under Tension.

@article{Charrier2016EvidenceFH,
  title={Evidence for Hydraulic Vulnerability Segmentation and Lack of Xylem Refilling under Tension.},
  author={Guillaume Charrier and Jos{\'e} M Torres-Ruiz and Eric Badel and R{\'e}gis Burlett and Brendan Choat and Herv{\'e} Cochard and Chlo{\'e} E L Delmas and Jean-Christophe Domec and Steven Jansen and Andrew King and Nicolas Lenoir and Nicolas Martin-StPaul and Gregory Alan Gambetta and Sylvain Delzon},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={172 3},
  pages={1657-1668}
}
The vascular system of grapevine (Vitis spp.) has been reported as being highly vulnerable, even though grapevine regularly experiences seasonal drought. Consequently, stomata would remain open below water potentials that would generate a high loss of stem hydraulic conductivity via xylem embolism. This situation would necessitate daily cycles of embolism… CONTINUE READING