Drought adaptation in populations of Inga vera subsp. Embolism recovery strategies and nocturnal water loss across species influenced by biogeographic origin. Rafflesia patma Blume flower organs: histology of the epidermis and vascular structures, and a search for stomata. For instance, interesting data were reported by Laur & Hacke (2014) in a study dealing with the analysis of aquaporin expression in the needles of Picea glauca, where the expression of PIP1 and PIP2 aquaporins was measured and compared with immunolocalization and in situ hybridization experiments. Studies of aquaporins in woody angiosperms and the localization of AQPs in ferns and gymnosperms are much less explored. By capillary action, the water forms concave menisci inside the pores. Because xylem apoplastic pH triggers multiple parts of the recovery process (i.e. Thus, we can postulate that a correlation between a plant's capacity to recover from severe drought and VAC volume, surface area or bridges provided between phloem and xylem should also exist. Besides, sclerenchyma is another group of cells that provide support and stiffness to the phloem tissue. As CO2 was withdrawn from the atmosphere by plants, more water was lost in its capture, and more elegant transport mechanisms evolved. Targeting Aquaporins for Conferring Salinity Tolerance in Crops. 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Aquaporins in poplar: What a difference a symbiont makes! These observations are in agreement with the current models of embolism repair involving the interaction of xylem and phloem cells (Nardini et al., 2011a, Secchi et al., 2011, Secchi & Zwieniecki, 2016) presented here (Fig. The contribution of aquaporins to the restoration of xylem hydraulic conductivity throughout periods of water stress and/or subsequent recovery have mainly been addressed in order to better understand the plant water relations of distal organs (roots and leaves) (Perrone et al., 2012a, Perrone et al., 2012b, Pou et al., 2013, Tsuchihira et al., 2010), whereas a comprehensive understanding of AQPs in controlling xylem refilling in the stem is just emerging. Several ideas have been suggested like mechano‐sensing of high frequency sound waves associated with embolism (Salleo et al., 2008), changes in sucrose concentration in the xylem apoplast (Nardini et al., 2011a, Secchi & Zwieniecki, 2011) or changes in pH (Secchi & Zwieniecki, 2016). Although the tensions experienced by trees are far less than the tensions required to cause homogeneous cavitation, they may be large enough to trigger cavitation from seeding sites – like the micron or submicron‐sized air pockets present in the vessel crevices (Tyree & Sperry, 1989). As a young vascular plant grows, one or more strands of primary xylem form in its stems and roots. 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Among these, the PIP family, which is in turn divided into two subfamilies, PIP1 and PIP2, is the most prolific; examples can be found in woody plants, such as grapevine and poplar, where 28 and 56 MIP‐encoding genes have been identified, respectively (Fouquet et al., 2008, Gupta & Sankararamakrishnan, 2009, Shelden et al., 2009). Soil Biological Communities and Ecosystem Resilience.  Water is lost much faster than CO2 is absorbed, so plants need to replace it, and have developed systems to transport water from the moist soil to the site of photosynthesis. Xylem sap consists mainly of water and inorganic ions, although it can also contain a number of organic chemicals as well. However, new evidence suggests presence of refilling activity in the same species exposed to fog (Earles et al., 2016). 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