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Chuanhao Chen, Shaoyun Lu, Youguang Chen, Zhongcheng Wang, Yuejing Niu, and Zhenfei Guo

were arranged as a completely randomized design. Relative water content (RWC) and ion leakage were determined from the leaves of pot plants as we described before ( Lu et al., 2008 ). For measurement of RWC, fresh leaves were weighed (W f ) and

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Lu Gan, Xunzhong Zhang, Silu Liu, and Shuxia Yin

that exogenous GB could improve the osmotic regulation ability of leaf blade cells under drought stress and, consequently, enhanced water retention. Fig. 2. Effects of glycinebetaine (GB) on leaf relative water content of creeping bentgrass in well

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Mohamad Hossein Sheikh Mohamadi, Nematollah Etemadi, Ali Nikbakht, and Mohammad Pessarakli

. Relative water content. Randomly sampled leaves (200 mg) were taken from each plot, weighed [fresh weight (FW)], and placed in a petri dish filled with distilled deionized water for 24 h. The leaves were then weighed [turgor weight or saturated weight (TW

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Genhua Niu and Denise S. Rodriguez

harvested for final growth analysis. During the severe dry-down, predawn leaf water potential, leaf gas exchange, container weight (for later calculation of substrate moisture contents and daily evapotranspiration rate), and leaf relative water content (RWC

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Manuel G. Astacio and Marc W. van Iersel

) on the uppermost fully expanded leaf of each plant. Substrate water content (SWC) was measured using a soil moisture sensor (Theta Probe ML2x; Delta-T Devices, Burwell, Cambridge, U.K.). Leaf relative water content data were taken by sampling 12 leaf

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Lixin Xu, Liebao Han, and Bingru Huang

drought stress and rewatering were evaluated by measuring turf quality (TQ), leaf relative water content, F v /F m , and cellular membrane stability expressed as electrolyte leakage (EL). Measurements were taken at various time points after the initiation

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Emily B. Merewitz, Thomas Gianfagna, and Bingru Huang

. Fig. 2. Leaf relative water content (RWC) of the null transformant (NT), wild-type ‘Penncross’ (WT), HSP18.2-ipt (H lines), and SAG12-ipt (S lines) of creeping bentgrass at 12 d of drought stress. The horizontal dashed line represents the

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Sanalkumar Krishnan and Emily B. Merewitz

creeping bentgrass ‘Penn-G2’ under well-watered or drought conditions in ( A ) Expt. 1 and ( B ) Expt. 2. Leaf relative water content of creeping bentgrass leaves in response to water and PA treatment in ( C ) Expt. 1 and ( D ) Expt. 2. A baseline mean

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Chenping Xu and Beiquan Mou

decreased SLA irrespective of salinity treatment, while P or K deficiency similarly decreased SLA only under salt stress ( Fig. 2B ). Fig. 2. Effect of salinity and nutrient deficiency on spinach ( A ) leaf relative water content (RWC) and ( B ) specific

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Lili Zhuang, Mengxian Liu, Xiuyun Yuan, Zhimin Yang, and Bingru Huang

significantly higher RWC [above 60% ( Fig. 5A )] and lower EL [about 20% ( Fig. 5B )] at 14 d of drought stress. Fig. 5. Physiological analysis in wild type (WT) and transgenic plants under normal and drought conditions. ( A ) Leaf relative water content (RWC