Growth-induced Water Potentials in Plant Cells and Tissues.

  title={Growth-induced Water Potentials in Plant Cells and Tissues.},
  author={Fred J Molz},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  volume={62 3},
A physical analysis of water movement through elongating soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) hypocotyls was made to determine why significant water potentials persist in growing tissues even though the external water potentials were zero and transpiration is virtually zero. The analysis was based on a water transport theory modified for growth and assumed that water for growing cells would move through and along the cells in proportion to the conductivity of the various pathways.Water potentials… CONTINUE READING