Journal: Annals of Botany

A water availability gradient reveals the deficit level required to affect traits in potted juvenile Eucalyptus globulus

McKeirnan. AB, Potts. BM, Hovenden. MJ, Brodribb. TJ, Davies. NW, Rodemann. T, McAdam. SAM, O'Reilly Wapstra. JM (2017) A water availability gradient reveals the deficit level required to affect traits in potted juvenile Eucalyptus globulus. Annals of Botany 119: 1043-1052

Drought leading to soil water deficit can have severe impacts on plants. Water deficit may lead to plant water stress and affect growth and chemical traits. Plant secondary metabolite (PSM) responses to water deficit vary between compounds and…

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Cell expansion not cell differentiation predominantly co-ordinates veins and stomata within and among herbs and woody angiosperms grown under sun and shade

Carins Murphy, MR, Jordan, GJ, Brodribb TJ (2016) Cell expansion not cell differentiation predominantly co-ordinates veins and stomata within and among herbs and woody angiosperms grown under sun and shade. Annals of Botany doi:10.1093/aob/mcw167

Background and aims: It has been proposed that modification of leaf size, driven by epidermal cell size, balances leaf water supply (determined by veins) with transpirational demand (generated by stomata) during acclimation to local irradiance. We aimed to…

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Conservative water management in the widespread conifer genus Callitris

Brodribb T, Bowman DMJS, Grierson P, Murphy BP, Nichols S, Prior LD (2013) Conservative water management in the widespread conifer genus Callitris. AoB PLANTS 5, plt052

Water management by woody species encompasses characters involved in seeking, transporting and evaporating water. Examples of adaptation of individual characters to water availability are common, but little is known about the adaptability of whole-plant water management. Here we…

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Stem hydraulic traits and leaf water-stress tolerance are co-ordinated with the leaf phenology of angiosperm trees in an Asian tropical dry karst forest

Pei-Li Fu, Yan-Juan Jiang, Ai-Ying Wang, Tim J. Brodribb, Jiao-Lin Zhang, Shi-Dan Zhu & Kun-Fang Cao. 2012, Stem hydraulic traits and leaf water-stress tolerance are coordinated with the leaf phenology of angiosperm trees in an Asian tropical dry karst forest. Annals of Botany,110:189-199.

Background and Aims: ¬† The co-occurring of evergreen and deciduous angiosperm trees in Asian tropical dry forests on karst substrates suggests the existence of different water-use strategies among species. In this study it is hypothesized that the co-occurring…

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