Studying global change through investigation of the plastic responses of xylem anatomy in tree rings.

@article{Fonti2010StudyingGC,
  title={Studying global change through investigation of the plastic responses of xylem anatomy in tree rings.},
  author={P. Fonti and G. von Arx and I. Garc{\'i}a-Gonz{\'a}lez and B. Eilmann and U. Sass-Klaassen and H. G{\"a}rtner and D. Eckstein},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2010},
  volume={185 1},
  pages={
          42-53
        }
}
Variability in xylem anatomy is of interest to plant scientists because of the role water transport plays in plant performance and survival. Insights into plant adjustments to changing environmental conditions have mainly been obtained through structural and functional comparative studies between taxa or within taxa on contrasting sites or along environmental gradients. Yet, a gap exists regarding the study of hydraulic adjustments in response to environmental changes over the lifetimes of… Expand
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