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A pressure - volume analysis of Solanum melongena leaves

Eamus, D. and Narayan, Anjeela (1990) A pressure - volume analysis of Solanum melongena leaves. Journal of Experimental Botany, 41 (6). pp. 661-668. ISSN 0022-0957

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Abstract

A pressure-volume analysis of aubergine (Solanum melongena) leaves following water stress was undertaken to determine a possible role of changes in cellular water relations in influencing stomatal conductance responses to water stress. A comparison of two methods of rehydrating the leaves was also undertaken. It was shown that the rehydration of excised leaves did not reveal osmoregulation, whilst rehydration of intact plants did reveal osmoregulation following water stress. An increase in the bulk volumetric elastic modulus and the bound water fraction also occurred in response to water stress. These results are discussed in relation to pressure-volume technique and stomatal conductance responses to drought.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE)
Depositing User: USP RSC Assistant
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 09:53
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 09:53
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10369
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