Department of Botany, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Isreal.
THE APOPLASTIC CONDUCTION OF WATER IN POLYTRICHUM JUNIPERINUM WILLD. GAMETOPHYTES
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
Volume 83, Issue 1, pages 49–52, July 1979
How to Cite
TRACHTENBERG, S. and ZAMSKI, E. (1979), THE APOPLASTIC CONDUCTION OF WATER IN POLYTRICHUM JUNIPERINUM WILLD. GAMETOPHYTES. New Phytologist, 83: 49–52. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1979.tb00725.x
- Issue published online: 2 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
- (Accepted 23 November 1978)
Apoplastic water movement on the electron microscopic level was studied by means of PbS particles produced in situ after exposing gametophytes which were immersed in Pb-EDTA to H2S. The presence of PbS particles in the tissue is used to evaluate the apoplastic conduction of water. All cell walls of all the tissues appear to conduct water. The heavy mass of cell-wall material contributes to the radial conduction of water to the hadrom. Absorption of water through the aerial surface of the gametophyte is more efficient than through the rhizome.