831313 Water relations of plants
- Semester hours
- Lecturer (assistant)
- Kikuta, Silvia
- Offered in
- Wintersemester 2018/19
- Languages of instruction
Introduction: the position of water relations in the framework of plant physiology, their importance for plants.
The pathway of water from the soil to the atmosphere: transport through parenchymas and in the far-distance transport system; transport resistances; cavitation and embolization; resistances and fluxes in the gas phase.
The state of water, its units and their determination: chemical potential and total water potential; partial potentials in the continuum; partial potentials adjusting the correct values for total water potential.
Measuring total water potential and its partial components: instruments and methodological problems.
Physiological effects of changes in the water status; resistance against water stress.
- Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)
Understanding the pathways of water in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum and changes in the energy status due to transport processes; understanding the necessary instruments and measurement techniques.
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