Optimal allocation of leaf epidermal area for gas exchange

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de Boer, Hugo J.; Price, Charles A.; Wagner-Cremer, Friederike; Dekker, Stefan C.; Franks, Peter J.; Veneklaas, Erik J.;
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
  • Journal: The New Phytologist,volume 210,issue 4,pages1,219-1,228 (issn: 0028-646X, eissn: 1469-8137)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5069575, doi: 10.1111/nph.13929
  • Subject: allometry | stomata | leaf gas exchange | leaf morphology | Full Paper | Full Papers | evolution | guard cell | Research
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Summary A long‐standing research focus in phytology has been to understand how plants allocate leaf epidermal space to stomata in order to achieve an economic balance between the plant's carbon needs and water use. Here, we present a quantitative theoretical framework t... View more
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