Early vessel evolution and the diverisification of wood function: Insights from Malagasy Canellales

Patrick Hudson, Jacqueline Razanatsoa, Taylor Feild

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Xylem vessels have long been proposed as a key innovation for the ecological diversification of angiosperms by providing a breakthrough in hydraulic efficiency to support high rates of photosynthesis and growth. However, recent studies demonstrated that angiosperm woods with structurally primitive vessels did not have greater whole stem hydraulic capacities as compared to vesselless angiosperms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80 - 93
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Botany
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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