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- Caliaro, Marco, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- American journal of botany 2013 v.100 no.11 pp. 2141-2148
- wilting; turgor; herbaceous plants; water stress; mechanical properties; petioles; Caladium bicolor; collenchyma
- ... • Premise of the study: Cell turgor plays an important role in the mechanical stability of herbaceous plants. This study on petioles of Caladium bicolor ‘Candyland’ analyzes the correlation between flexural rigidity and cell turgor. The results offer new insights into the underlying form–structure–function relationship and the dependency of mechanical properties from water availability.• Methods: ...