Effects of elevated carbon dioxide concentration on wood structure and formation in trees

  • Ken’ichi Yazaki
  • Yutaka Maruyama
  • Shigeta Mori
  • Takayoshi Koike
  • Ryo Funada

Summary

The effects of elevated carbon dioxide concentration ([CO2]) on the structure of xylem cells in trees have not yet been clarified, in spite of the importance of woody plants as large, long-term carbon sinks. We review recent studies that have investigated how elevated [CO2] affects growth ring features. In general, elevated [CO2] enhances radial growth, especially when sufficient nutrients are supplied. The mean density of growth rings also increased but sometimes it decreased or remained unchanged, depending on the extent of cell division, cell expansion and cell wall thickening under elevated [CO2].

Key words

Elevated CO2 Structure of growth ring Wood formation Woody plants 

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken’ichi Yazaki
    • 1
  • Yutaka Maruyama
    • 1
  • Shigeta Mori
    • 2
  • Takayoshi Koike
    • 3
  • Ryo Funada
    • 4
  1. 1.Forestry and Forest Products Research InstituteTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Tohoku Research CenterForestry and Forest Products Research InstituteMorioka, IwateJapan
  3. 3.Field Science Center for Northern BiosphereHokkaido UniversitySapporo, HokkaidoJapan
  4. 4.Faculty of AgricultureTokyo University of Agriculture and TechnologyFuchu, TokyoJapan

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