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The biochemical control of leaf expansion during drought.

Bacon, Mark A. (1999) The biochemical control of leaf expansion during drought. Plant Growth Regulation, 29 (1-2). pp. 101-112. ISSN 0167-6903

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Abstract

Over the past decade it has become clear that we cannot always explain the observed reduction in leaf expansion rates during drought by measuring the plant's water relations. This has led us to question the possibility of a role for the cell wall and its biochemical machinery in controlling the rate of leaf expansion during drought. However, if we are to reject or modify previous assumptions regarding the control of leaf expansion during drought, then we must offer alternative explanations. This article addresses recent work from this laboratory and in the literature, concerning the involvement of cell wall-enzymes, pH and abscisic acid (ABA) in regulating leaf expansion during water deficit.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Plant Growth Regulation
Uncontrolled Keywords: ABA - cell wall-associated peroxidase - expansins - growth - pH - XET
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code: 10897
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2008 16:08
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 16:00
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10897

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