Phloem pp 339-344 | Cite as

Modeling the Hydraulic Conductivity of Phloem Sieve Elements

  • Kaare H. JensenEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2014)


Phloem transport of photoassimilates affects nearly all aspects of plant life, from growth to reproduction. This chapter summarizes mathematical techniques to quantify the impact of sieve element anatomy on phloem transport processes.

Key words

Hydraulic resistance Hydraulic conductivity Fluid mechanics Sieve plate 



This work was supported by research grants (13166 and 17587) from VILLUM FONDEN.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTechnical University of DenmarkKgs. LyngbyDenmark

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