Transpiration in plants
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Asked by: holakitty-ga
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04 Jun 2006 11:32 PDT
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Question ID: 735243
Under what environmental condition is water transport through the xylem reduced to near zero?
Re: Transpiration in plants
Answered By: neurogeek-ga on 09 Jun 2006 13:58 PDT
Transpiration in plants depends on the evaporation of water from the leaf surface. This means that the stomata ? small pores in the leaf surface ? have to be open, and that water has to be evaporating from the surface of the leaves. Water doesn't evaporate in conditions of very high humidity, so I'd answer that transpiration stops in conditions of 100% humidity ? when it is raining! Transpiration can also be slowed down when the stomata close. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information. --neurogeek Search strategy: Google ?transpiration? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transpiration Wikipedia has a reasonable treatment of transpiration. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/botany/transpir.html Link from Wikipedia
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