Functional and Ecological Xylem Anatomy


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The book will describe the xylem structure of different plant groups, and will put the findings in a physiological and ecological context. For instance, when differences in vessel diameter are featured, then there will be an explanation why this matters for water transport efficiency and safety from cavitation. The focus is on the hydraulic function of xylem, although mechanical support and storage will also be covered. Featured plant groups include ferns (which only have primary xylem), conifers (tracheid-based xylem), ...

Functional and Ecological Xylem Anatomy 2016, Springer

ISBN-13: 9783319382463

Softcover Reprint of the Origi edition

Trade paperback

Functional and Ecological Xylem Anatomy 2015, Springer

ISBN-13: 9783319157825

2015 edition