Do Really Close Stomata by Soil Drying ABA Produced in the Roots and Transported in Transpiration Stream?


Stomatal aperture responses of Commelina communis L. between well watered plants and water stressed plants were investigated. To see the very rapid response to water stress, the plants were directly rooted out from the soil and exposed to the air immediately. Stomata, rooted out from the soil, were totally closed within 10 minutes without any detention time while the stomata of the plants in the soil had been kept opening. These results suggest that stomatal response to the abrupt water stress is very rapid indicating that guard cell itself or leaves could sense water status in the plants.

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J. Lee, "Do Really Close Stomata by Soil Drying ABA Produced in the Roots and Transported in Transpiration Stream?," American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2013, pp. 169-173. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2013.41022.

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