controlled water stress in conifers
goetze at UNIXG.UBC.CA
Wed May 3 16:26:44 EST 1995
i'm doing some experiments involving water stress in white spruce. i'd
like to be able to bring on the stress in a controlled manner and have
found several groups that use polyethylene glycol, sorbitol, mannitol,
etc. to lower the osmotic potential of nutrient solution the
seedlings are placed in. optimally, i'd like to avoid placing the
seedlings in a completely hydroponic setting.
does anybody have experience with this type of set-up? is there a
preferred osmoticum (i note that some write PEG is toxic to trees, others
think sorbitol will be taken up by roots)? i'd like to use an established
many thanx for any help/suggestions.
dept of botany
univ british columbia
vancouver bc v6t 1z4
canada <-- Home of the fish-war pirates!!!
(Who?...US?!......ahrrr billy! we be them!!)
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