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Quantification of cuticular permeability in genetically modified plants

Kerstiens, Gerhard and Schreiber, Lukas and Lendzian, Klaus J. (2006) Quantification of cuticular permeability in genetically modified plants. Journal of Experimental Botany, 57 (11). pp. 2547-2552. ISSN 1460-2431

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Abstract

More and more studies on genetically modified plants are identifying parts of the genetic code with putative involvement in creating the cuticular barrier. Unfortunately, many of these studies suffer from the inadequacy of the chosen methods to quantify, in a reasonably unambiguous way, if and how the efficacy of the cuticular barrier is affected by the genetic change. A short overview of relevant findings is given and a more stringent experimental approach to quantifying effects on cuticular permeability in genetically modified plants proposed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Experimental Botany
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabidopsis thaliana ; biomembranes ; cuticle ; cuticular waxes ; functional genetics ; Hedera helix ; transpiration ; water permeability ; C-14-LABELED ORGANIC-ACIDS ; WATER PERMEABILITY ; H-3-LABELED WATER ; DROUGHT TOLERANCE ; CELL-INTERACTIONS ; CUTICLE MEMBRANE ; CO-PERMEABILITY ; WAX PRODUCTION ; AQUEOUS PORES ; FOLIAR UPTAKE
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 10559
Deposited By: Dr Gerhard Kerstiens
Deposited On: 18 Jul 2008 11:45
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 10:54
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10559

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