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Weak tradeoff between xylem safety and xylemspecific hydraulic efficiency across the world’s woody plant speciesDownload
Maherali, H., Cao, K-.F., Schreiber, S.G., Brodribb, T.J., Westoby, M., Hacke, U.G., Jacobsen, A.L., Lens, F., Choat, B., Wright, I.J., Pittermann, J., Gleason, S., Bhaskar, R., Nardini, A., Morris, H., Mayr, S., Bucci, S.J., Mencuccini, M., Johnson, D.M., Mitchell, P.J., Fan, Z-.X., Sperry, J.S., Delzon, S., Zanne, A.E., Martínez-Vilalta, J., Cochard, H., Plavcová, L., McCulloh, K.A., Jansen, S., Domec, J-.C., Pratt, R.B., Feild, T.S.
The evolution of lignified xylem allowed for the efficient transport of water under tension, but also exposed the vascular network to the risk of gas emboli and the spread of gas between xylem conduits, thus impeding sap transport to the leaves. A well-known hypothesis proposes that the safety of...
Two structure-function hypotheses were tested for vesselless angiosperm wood. First, vesselless angiosperm wood should have much higher flow resistance than conifer wood because angiosperm tracheids lack low-resistance torus-margo pits. Second, vesselless wood ought to be exceptionally safe from...