Xylem wall collapse in water-stressed pine needles.

@article{Cochard2004XylemWC,
  title={Xylem wall collapse in water-stressed pine needles.},
  author={Herv{\'e} Cochard and Fabienne Froux and Stefan Mayr and Catherine Coutand},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={134 1},
  pages={401-8}
}
Wall reinforcement in xylem conduits is thought to prevent wall implosion by negative pressures, but direct observations of xylem geometry during water stress are still largely lacking. In this study, we have analyzed the changes in xylem geometry during water stress in needles of four pine species (Pinus spp.). Dehydrated needles were frozen with liquid nitrogen, and xylem cross sections were observed, still frozen, with a cryo-scanning electron microscope and an epifluorescent microscope… CONTINUE READING
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