Is embolism resistance in plant xylem associated with quantity and characteristics of lignin?

@article{Pereira2017IsER,
  title={Is embolism resistance in plant xylem associated with quantity and characteristics of lignin?},
  author={Luciano Penha Pereira and Adilson P. Domingues-Junior and Steven Jansen and Brendan Choat and Paulo Mazzafera},
  journal={Trees},
  year={2017},
  volume={32},
  pages={349-358}
}
Key messageWe suggest, based on data available for lignin content andΨ50, a limiting relationship between embolism resistance and lignin content across various groups of seed plants.AbstractThe appearance of lignin during plant evolution was of defining importance in the colonization of the terrestrial environment. Among several evolutionary advantages, lignin deposition in the xylem increased mechanical support allowing plants to become tall, enabled more efficient water transport, and made… CONTINUE READING

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