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A computational algorithm addressing how vessel length might depend on vessel diameterAuthor(s): Jing Cai; Shuoxin Zhang; Melvin T. Tyree
Source: Plant, Cell & Environment. 33: 1234-1238.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThe objective of this method paper was to examine a computational algorithm that may reveal how vessel length might depend on vessel diameter within any given stem or species. The computational method requires the assumption that vessels remain approximately constant in diameter over their entire length. When this method is applied to three species or hybrids in the genus Populus, vessel length is sometimes a linear function of vessel diameter and sometimes an exponential function of vessel diameter within a stem, based on R2 values. Our results give within-species variation of vessel length versus diameter, and we compare this to between-species variation of mean diameter versus mean length.
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CitationCai, Jing; Zhang, Shuoxin; Tyree, Melvin T. 2010. A computational algorithm addressing how vessel length might depend on vessel diameter. Plant, Cell & Environment. 33: 1234-1238.
Keywordsaspen, cottonwood hybrids Northwest and P38P38, vessel diameter, vessel length, Weibull functions
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