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- Jagels, R.; Visscher, G.E.; Lucas, J.; Goodell, B.
- Annals of botany 2003 v.92 no.1 pp. 79-88
- decay resistance, etc ; boreal forests; temperate forests; plant adaptation; wood physical properties; climatic zones; tensile strength; Quercus; tracheids; wet environmental conditions; decay fungi; plant-water relations; conifers; paleobotany; forest trees; tropical forests; Metasequoia glyptostroboides; water content; heartwood; tree growth; evolutionarily stable strategy; durability; latitude; mechanical stress; wood strength; China; New Jersey; Show all 27 Subjects
- ... The xylem of Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu et Cheng is characterized by very low density (average specific gravity = 0.27) and tracheids with relatively large dimensions (length and diameter). The microfibril angle in the S2 layer of tracheid walls is large, even in outer rings, suggesting a cambial response to compressive rather than tensile stresses. In some cases, this compressive stress is c ...
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