Embolism repair mechanisms

December 15, 2011

Embolism repair mechanisms

The transportation of water through xylem cells can occasionally be blocked by air bubbles in a process called embolism. In new work published in Plant Physiology, Francesca Secchi and Maciej Zwieniecki shed light on the mechanisms involved in embolism repair by examining global transcription profiles in poplar trees (Populus trichocarpa). abstract »