parameters for plant drought resistance.

David R. Hershey dh321 at PGSTUMAIL.PG.CC.MD.US
Wed Mar 12 23:47:06 EST 1997

Plant Physiology textbooks and water relations books, like those by Paul
Kramer, are good sources of information on cavitation and drought. Are you
interested just in drought resistance, or also in mechanisms of drought
avoidance?  Increasing CO2 would probably act more to help plants avoid
drought by reducing the size of stomatal openings and thereby reducing

David R. Hershey

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Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD 20772-2199

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On Thu, 13 Mar 1997, AUDREY CASALAINA wrote:

> I am currently trying to design an experiment to study water relations
> consequences of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration.  But it is
> difficult to determine what physiological parameter/s confers increased
> drought resistance to plants?  I have read that the ultimate aim for
> drought resistance is to prevent cavititation events but I do not fully
> understand this concept?
> Help would be appreciated
> Audrey Casalaina
>   a.casalaina at
> "The Indians win it, the Indians win it.  Oh my God, the Indians win it!"
> HARRY DOYLE 1992                                    

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