Journal: Functional Plant BIology

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

Hasanuzzaman. Md, Shabala. L, Brodribb. TJ, Zhou. M, Shabala. S (2017) Assessing the suitability of various screening methods as a proxy for drought tolerance in barley. Functional Plant Biology 44:253-266

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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Viewing leaf structure and evolution from a hydraulic perspective

Brodribb TJ, Feild TS, Sack L. 2010. Viewing leaf structure and evolution from a hydraulic perspective. Functional Plant Biology 37: 488-498.

More than 40 000 km3 year–1 of water flows through the intricate hydraulic pathways inside leaves. This water not only sustains terrestrial productivity, but also constitutes nearly70%of terrestrial evapotranspiration, thereby influencing both global and local climate (Chapin et…

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Contrasting hydraulic regulation in closely related forage grasses: implications for plant water use

Holloway-Phillips MM, Brodribb TJ (2011) Contrasting hydraulic regulation in closely related forage grasses: implications for plant water use. Functional Plant Biology 38, 594–605.

Plant traits that improve crop water use efficiency are highly sought after but difficult to isolate. Here, we examine the integrated function of xylem and stomata in closely related forage grasses to determine whether quantitative differences in water…

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Two measures of leaf capacitance: insights into the water transport pathway and hydraulic conductance in leaves

Blackman CJ, Brodribb TJ. 2011.Two measures of leaf capacitance:insights into the water transport pathway and hydraulic conductance in leaves. Functional Plant Biology 38 (2): 118-126.

The efficiency and stress tolerance of leaf water transport are key indicators of plant function, but our ability to assess these processes is constrained by gaps in our understanding of the water transport pathway in leaves.Amajor challenge is…

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