Journal: CSIRO Publishing

Vein density is independent of epidermal cell size in Arabidopsis mutants

Carins Murphy Madeline R., Dow Graham J., Jordan Gregory J., Brodribb Timothy J. (2017) Vein density is independent of epidermal cell size in Arabidopsis mutants. Functional Plant Biology 44, 410-418.

Densities of leaf minor veins and stomata are co-ordinated within and across vascular plants. This maximises the benefit-to-cost ratio of leaf construction by ensuring stomata receive the minimum amount of water required to maintain optimal aperture. A ‘passive…

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Weak co-ordination between vein and stomatal densities in 105 angiosperm tree species along altitudinal gradients in Southwest China

Leaf-level water balance, as revealed by a correlation between stomatal density (SD) and vein density (VD), has been reported in some plants. However, the generality of this correlation and how it may be affected by altitude changes are…

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Assessing the suitability of various screening methods as a proxy for drought tolerance in barley

Md. HasanuzzamanA,C, Lana ShabalaA, Tim J. BrodribbB, Meixue ZhouA and Sergey Shabala (2016) Assessing the suitability of various screening methods as a proxy for drought tolerance in barley. Functional Plant Biology http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/FP16263

Plant breeders are in the need for a convenient, reproducible, reliable and rapid screening methods to be used as a proxy for drought tolerance for a large number of genotypes. Addressing this need, we compared different physiological measures…

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