Kinetics of recovery of leaf hydraulic conductance and vein functionality from cavitation-induced embolism in sunflower.

@article{Trifil2003KineticsOR,
  title={Kinetics of recovery of leaf hydraulic conductance and vein functionality from cavitation-induced embolism in sunflower.},
  author={Patrizia Trifil{\'o} and Antonio M Gasc{\'o} and Fabio Raimondo and Andrea Nardini and Sebastiano Salleo},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 391},
  pages={2323-30}
}
The kinetics of leaf vein recovery from cavitation-induced embolism was studied in plants of sunflower cv. Margot, together with the impact of vein embolism on the overall leaf hydraulic conductance (Kleaf). During the air-dehydration of leaves to leaf water potentials (Psi L) of -1.25 MPa, Kleaf was found to decrease by about 46% with respect to values recorded in well-hydrated leaves. When leaves, previously dehydrated to Psi L= -1.1 MPa (corresponding to the turgor loss point), were put in… CONTINUE READING