Night-time conductance in C3 and C4 species: Do plants lose water at night?

TitleNight-time conductance in C3 and C4 species: Do plants lose water at night?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsSnyder K.A., Richards J.H., Donovan L.A.
JournalJournal of Experimental Botany
Volume54
Pagination861-865
Date PublishedFebruary 1, 2003
ARIS Log Number153648
Keywordsconductance, night-time, transpiration
AbstractSignificant night-time stomatal conductance and transpiration were found for 11 out of 17 species with a range of life histories (herbaceous annual, perennial grass, shrub, tree), photosynthetic pathways (C3, C4), and habitats in the western United States. Across species and habitats, higher night-time conductance and transpiration were associated with higher daytime values. The prevalence, mechanisms and ecological implications of substantial night-time water loss deserve further investigation.
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