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Susmitha Nambuthiri, Robert L. Geneve, Youping Sun, Xueni Wang, R. Thomas Fernandez, Genhua Niu, Guihong Bi, and Amy Fulcher

; Nambuthiri and Ingram, 2014 ). This study evaluated the impact of container material on substrate temperature dynamics and sidewall evaporative water loss under laboratory, controlled environment, and in aboveground nursery settings. Materials and methods

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Manuel G. Astacio and Marc W. van Iersel

produced in the roots is the primary hormone responsible for closing stomata and preventing water loss, resulting in plant acclimation to drought conditions ( Davies et al., 1987 ). However, not all ABA is produced in the roots, because Christmann et al

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K. Kobayashi, L. H. Fuchigami, and K. E. Brainerd


Ethylene and ethane production and electrolyte leakage were determined during water stress of leaves of asceptically-cultured plum (Prunus insititia L. cv. Pixy). Ethylene production increased to a maximum at about 50% leaf water loss and decreased as water deficit increased. Ethane production and electrolyte leakage were highly correlated, increasing only after 50% water loss to a maximum at about 72% water loss, indicating an increase in cell injury and death.

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Lavetta L. Newell and James O. Garner Jr.

In two experiments, 16 sweetpotato genotypes (Ipomoea batatas L.) were evaluated for drought tolerance using the detached-leaf water loss method. Dry weight loss was also determined. Difference in the rate of leaf water loss over a 48 hour period were found. `Vardaman' had the greatest amount of dry weight loss and the least amount of water loss. No relationship between dry weight loss and water loss was found.

When measuring chlorophyll fluorescence using two sweetpotato genotypes, `Vardaman' had a higher rate of photosynthetic transport activity.

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Yun Kong, David Llewellyn, Katherine Schiestel, Martha Gay Scroggins, David Lubitz, Mary Ruth McDonald, Rene Van Acker, Ralph C. Martin, Youbin Zheng, and Evan Elford

sampled from each treatment. Half of these fruits were used to measure flesh thickness and the other half were used to evaluate postharvest water loss. For the former measurement, each fruit was cut into two halves from the middle line along the long axis

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Nicole L. Waterland, John J. Finer, and Michelle L. Jones

transpirational water loss and prevent wilting ( Malladi and Burns, 2007 ). Antitranspirants can be used by producers to prevent wilting and extend the postproduction shelf life and marketability of floriculture crops ( Goreta et al., 2007 ; Martin and Link, 1973

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William L. Bauerle and Joseph D. Bowden

consequence of environment and canopy structure interactions ( Hinckley et al., 1994 ; Jarvis and McNaughton, 1986 ; Meinzer et al., 1995 ). Thus, there remains a need to understand the relative interaction between canopy controls over water loss and how

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Benjamin Paskus, Patrick Abeli, and Randolph Beaudry

as RipeLocker ( Koger, 2021 ). One of the criticisms of LPS is the potential for excessive water loss ( Burg, 2004 ; Hughes et al., 1981 ; Ilangantileke et al., 1989 ; Lougheed et al., 1977 , 1978 ). However, Burg (2004) effectively argues

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Chia Ting Han, Yu Sung, and Ming-Tung Hsueh

of the transformation of an impermeable seedcoat into a permeable one. Moisture content of seed with impermeable seedcoat. The hilum of seed appeared to be responsible for the water loss of the whole seed: the MC of seeds with a blocked hilum

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Nicole L. Waterland, John J. Finer, and Michelle L. Jones

postproduction decline is drought stress resulting from infrequent or inconsistent watering ( Barrett and Campbell, 2006 ). Plants respond to water deficit by closing their stomata and decreasing transpirational water loss. This drought stress response is