Introduction to Plant Physiology by William G. Hopkins

By William G. Hopkins

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8. 6 molal mannitol solution, 50 percent of the cells are plasmolyzed. 9. What is an aquaporin? What role do they play in cell membrane permeability to water? 10. What is an osmosensor? Describe how a two-component sensing/signalling system contributes to osmosensing. FURTHER READING Borstlap, A. C. 2002. Early diversification of plant aquaporins. Trends in Plant Science 7: 529–530. Buchanan, B. , W. Gruissem, R. L. Jones. 2000. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants. American Society of Plant Physiologists Rockville, Maryland.

This is illustrated by the energy budget for a typical mesophyte leaf shown in the accompanying table. Because leaves are heavily pigmented, they absorb large amounts of direct solar radiation. Some of this absorbed solar radiation will not be utilized in photochemical reactions, such as photosynthesis, but will instead account for a significant heat gain by the leaves. Leaves also exchange infrared energy with their surroundings, both absorbing and radiating infrared. Overall a leaf will radiate more infrared energy than it gains, leaving a negative net infrared exchange.

We can now ask what contributes to the osmotic and pressure potentials, and thus water potential, in plant cells. The osmotic potential of most plant cells is due primarily to the contents of the large central vacuole. With the exception of meristematic and certain other highly specialized cells, cell vacuoles contain on the order of 50 to 80 percent of the cellular water and a variety of dissolved solutes. These may include sugars, inorganic salts, organic acids, and anthocyanin pigments. Most of the remaining cellular water is located in the cell wall spaces, while the cytoplasm accounts for as little as 5 to 10 percent.

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