Evolution of stomatal responsiveness to CO2 and optimization of water-use efficiency among land plants

Timothy Brodribb, Scott McAdam, Gregory Jordan, Taylor Feild

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The stomata of angiosperms respond to changes in ambient atmospheric concentrations of CO(2) (C(a)) in ways that appear to optimize water-use efficiency. It is unknown where in the history of land plants this important stomatal control mechanism evolved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839 - 847
Number of pages9
JournalNew Phytologist
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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