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Water transport in plant cuticles: an update.

Kerstiens, Gerhard (2006) Water transport in plant cuticles: an update. Journal of Experimental Botany, 57 (11). pp. 2493-2499. ISSN 1460-2431

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
ID Code: 10566
Deposited By: Dr Gerhard Kerstiens
Deposited On: 18 Jul 2008 11:44
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 10:54
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10566

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