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Iso/anisohydry: Still a useful conceptAuthor(s): Gregor Ratzmann; Frederick C. Meinzer; Britta Tietjen
Source: Trends in Plant Science. 24(3): 191-194.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe iso/anisohydry concept characterizes plants according to their water status regulation. Coexisting definitions and misconceptions have recently led to considerable criticism. Here, we discuss reasons for the misconceptions and propose a robust definition of iso/anisohydry using the leaf turgor loss point to integrate the complex interplay of plant hydraulic traits.
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CitationRatzmann, Gregor; Meinzer, Frederick C.; Tietjen, Britta. 2019. Iso/anisohydry: Still a useful concept. Trends in Plant Science. 24(3): 191-194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2019.01.001.
KeywordsAnisohydry, isohydry, plant water status, leaf water potential, leaf turgor, stomatal conductance.
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