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Functional coordination between leaf gas exchange and vulnerability to xylem cavitation in temperate forest trees

Maherali, H, CF Moura, MC Caldeira, CJ Willson, RB Jackson
Plant, Cell and Environment
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We examined functional coordination among stem and root vulnerability to xylem cavitation, plant water transport characteristics and leaf traits in 14 co-occurring temperate tree species. Relationships were evaluated using both traditional cross-species correlations and phylogenetically independent contrast (PIC) correlations. For stems, the xylem tension at which 50% of hydraulic conductivity was lost (Y50) was positively associated (P

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