Variation in parameters related to leaf thickness in common bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris L . )

  title={Variation in parameters related to leaf thickness in common bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris L . )},
  author={Jeffrey W. Whitea and Consuelo Montes},
Greater leaf thickness is usually associated with greater leaf carbon assimilation rate, but the tradeoff between thicker versus larger leaves also affects canopy structure and light interception. Many studies equate the ratio of dry leaf mass to area (leaf specific mass) with leaf thickness. This approximation has utility but ignores differences in true thickness due to variation in water or air content and other factors. To understand better variation in leaf thickness in common bean… CONTINUE READING


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