Kerstiens, Gerhard (2006) Water transport in plant cuticles: an update. Journal of Experimental Botany, 57 (11). pp. 2493-2499. ISSN 1460-2431Full text not available from this repository.
The scale, mechanism, and physiological importance of cuticular transpiration were last reviewed in this journal 5 and 10 years ago. Progress in our basic understanding of the underlying processes and their physiological and structural determinants has remained frustratingly slow ever since. There have been major advances in the quantification of cuticular water permeability of stomata-bearing leaf and fruit surfaces and its dependence on leaf temperature in astomatous surfaces, as well as in our understanding of the respective roles of epicuticular and intracuticular waxes and molecular-scale aqueous pores in its physical control. However, understanding the properties that determine the thousand-fold differences between permeabilities of different cuticles remains a huge challenge. Molecular biology offers unique opportunities to elucidate the relationships between cuticular permeability and structure and chemical composition of cuticles, provided care is taken to quantify the effects of genetic manipulation on cuticular permeability by reliable experimental approaches.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Experimental Botany|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||aqueous pores ; cuticular water permeance ; epicuticular ; epidermal transpiration ; leaf conductance ; lipophilic pathway ; wax ; CHERRY FRUIT SURFACE ; ISOLATED CUTICULAR MEMBRANES ; C-14-LABELED ORGANIC-ACIDS ; AQUEOUS PORES ; BARRIER PROPERTIES ; H-3-LABELED WATER ; SIZE-SELECTIVITY ; CO-PERMEABILITY ; DIFFUSION ; TRANSPIRATION|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Dr Gerhard Kerstiens|
|Deposited On:||18 Jul 2008 11:44|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2016 01:06|
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