Uptake of water via branches helps timberline conifers refill embolized xylem in late winter

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Schmid, Peter; Laur, Joan; Rosner, Sabine; Charra-Vaskou, Katline; Daemon, Birgit; Hacke, Uwe G.;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1104/pp.114.236646
  • Subject: conifère | picea abies | absorption de l'eau
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | fungi

Xylem embolism is a limiting factor for woody species worldwide. Conifers at the alpine timberline are exposed to drought and freeze-thaw stress during winter, which induce potentially lethal embolism. Previous studies indicated that timberline trees survive by xylem re... View more
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