Entries by Robert Skelton

Of storage and stems: examining the role of stem water storage in plant water balance

Robert Skelton1 1 Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 94707. Stems of land plants provide mechanical support and long-distance transport of water and carbohydrates. Although it has long been recognized that plant stems can also store water, it remains uncertain what role stem water plays in mitigating drought stress and maintaining […]