The mechanisms of refilling of xylem conduits and bleeding of tall birch during spring.

@article{Westhoff2008TheMO,
  title={The mechanisms of refilling of xylem conduits and bleeding of tall birch during spring.},
  author={Martijn Westhoff and Heike Ursula Schneider and Dirk Zimmermann and Saskia Mimietz and Andrea Stinzing and L. H. Wegner and Werner Kaiser and Georg Krohne and St Shirley and Peter Jakob and Eberhard Bamberg and F-W Bentrup and U. Zimmermann},
  journal={Plant biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={604-23}
}
Seasonal variations in osmolality and components of xylem sap in tall birch trees were determined using several techniques. Xylem sap was extracted from branch and trunk sections of 58 trees using the very rapid gas bubble-based jet-discharge method. The 5-cm long wood pieces were taken at short intervals over the entire tree height. The data show that large biphasic osmolality gradients temporarily exist within the conducting xylem conduits during leaf emergence (up to 272 mosmol x kg(-1) at… CONTINUE READING
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