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Xylem Structure and the Ascent of Sap

  • Melvin T. Tyree
  • M. H. Zimmermann

Part of the Springer Series in Wood Science book series (SSWOO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Melvin T. Tyree, M. H. Zimmermann
    Pages 1-25
  3. Melvin T. Tyree, M. H. Zimmermann
    Pages 27-48
  4. Melvin T. Tyree, M. H. Zimmermann
    Pages 49-88
  5. Melvin T. Tyree, M. H. Zimmermann
    Pages 89-141
  6. Melvin T. Tyree, M. H. Zimmermann
    Pages 143-174
  7. Melvin T. Tyree, M. H. Zimmermann
    Pages 175-214
  8. Melvin T. Tyree, M. H. Zimmermann
    Pages 215-228
  9. Melvin T. Tyree, M. H. Zimmermann
    Pages 229-237
  10. Melvin T. Tyree, M. H. Zimmermann
    Pages 239-257
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 259-283

About this book

Introduction

The first edition of this book was the first to provide an integrated description of sap ascension from an anatomical and functional point of view. The second edition opens with the three-dimensional aspects of wood anatomy. The cohesion-tension theory and new evidence are introduced in response to recent controversies over the mechanism of sap ascent in plants. The physiology, anatomy and biophysics of xylem dysfunction are discussed and new insights into hydraulic architecture are reviewed with special emphasis on physiological limits on maximum transpiration and how hydraulic architecture limits gas exchange, carbon gain and growth of plants. The text concludes with a description of xylem failure and pathology. The book highlights fascinating areas of current research with the aim to stimulate more work in the future.

Keywords

Embolie Kohäsionsspannung-Theorie Pflanzen Pflanzenanatomie Pflanzenphysiology Pflanzensaft Transpiration Xylem Xylem structure-function Xylemdysfunktion Xylemfunktionen Xylemstrukturen cohesion-tension theory physiology plant performance

Authors and affiliations

  • Melvin T. Tyree
    • 1
  • M. H. Zimmermann
  1. 1.United States Department of Agriculture Forest ServiceAiken Forestry Sciences LaboratorySouth BurlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-04931-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07768-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04931-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8563
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