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Transpiration

For 330 Transpiration, from Chapin 2011 and Taiz & Zeiger 2002

TermDefinition
Boundary layer resistance Thin layer around a leaf or root in which the conditions differ from those in the bulk atmosphere or soil, respectively.
Guard cells Multisensory hydraulic valves that regulate the size of stomatal pores.
Leaf conductance Ease with which water vapor or CO2 moves between the interior of a leaf and the atmosphere, also termed stomatal conductance.
Mesophyll Leaf tissue containing photosynthetic cells.
Stomata Pores in the leaf surface through which water and CO2 are exchanged between the leaf and the atmosphere.
Stomatal conductance Ease with which water vapor or CO2 moves between the interior of a leaf and the atmosphere, also termed leaf conductance.
Transpiration Water movement through stomata from plants to the atmosphere.
Created by: mdcoleman