How does climate influence xylem morphogenesis over the growing season? Insights from long-term intra-ring anatomy in Picea abies

@article{Castagneri2017HowDC,
  title={How does climate influence xylem morphogenesis over the growing season? Insights from long-term intra-ring anatomy in Picea abies},
  author={D. Castagneri and P. Fonti and G. von Arx and M. Carrer},
  journal={Annals of Botany},
  year={2017},
  volume={119},
  pages={1011–1020}
}
Background and Aims During the growing season, the cambium of conifer trees produces successive rows of xylem cells, the tracheids, that sequentially pass through the phases of enlargement and secondary wall thickening before dying and becoming functional. Climate variability can strongly influence the kinetics of morphogenetic processes, eventually affecting tracheid shape and size. This study investigates xylem anatomical structure in the stem of Picea abies to retrospectively infer how, in… Expand
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