Studies on the Expansion of the Leaf Surface I. THE INFLUENCE OF TEMPERATURE

@inproceedings{Milthorpe1959StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the Expansion of the Leaf Surface I. THE INFLUENCE OF TEMPERATURE},
  author={F. L. Milthorpe},
  year={1959}
}
SUMMARY An investigation was made of the expansion of the leaf surface of cucumber at temperatures of 12o, 18°, 24o, and 30o C. with two levels of visible radiation (40 and 80 cal. cm.-2 day-1). The relative rate of expansion of the leaf surface increased with temperature up to 24o but was lower at 30o than at 24o. It was slightly greater with the higher than the lower level of radiation at the lower temperatures only. This rate was the resultant of the rate of unfolding of new leaves and the… CONTINUE READING