Journal: Science

Hanging by a thread? Forests and drought

Trees are the living foundations on which most terrestrial biodiversity is built. Central to the success of trees are their woody bodies, which connect their elevated photosynthetic canopies with the essential belowground activities of water and nutrient acquisition….

Passive origins of stomatal control in vascular plants

Brodribb T.J., McAdam S.A.M. (2011) Passive origins of stomatal control in vascular plants. Science, 331: 581-585.

Carbon and water flow between plants and the atmosphere is regulated by the opening and closing of minute stomatal pores in surfaces of leaves. By changing the aperture of stomata, plants regulate water loss and photosynthetic carbon gain…

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