By Jörg Schönherr, Peter Baur (auth.), Cindy E. Morris, Philippe C. Nicot, Christophe Nguyen-The (eds.)
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An attempt at this latter strategy is described in the last chapter on future research trends (Andrews, this volume). The comparison of tissue and leaf surface nutrient contents was done on several plant species grown in greenhouses for samples collected two hours before sunset. We analysed quantitative 38 S. 5 ~ ~ ~ ~g (~ssuc) ~ ~ Figure 10. , Helianthus. annuus L. and Senecio acobaea). Underlined parameters are represented in the figure. and qualitative parameters related to the composition of amino acids at the leaf surface.
We found no data about apoplastic concentrations of fatty acids and fatty alcohols. But with these compounds required concentrations are only in the milli- and micromolar range which is also the range of their aqueous solubilities. Thus, significant cuticular transport is possible. Fatty acids are much less volatile than alcohols of equal carbon numbers. As shown in Fig. 3 short chain alcohols can take both the cuticular and the vapour pathway, while fatty acids will be confined to the cuticular pathway.
These results can be compared to the microdistribution of monosaccharides we observed by electron microscopy on corn leaf surfaces and confirm the endogenous origin of leaf surface molecules. , 1958). There was, nevertheless, no direct evidence of the photosynthetic origin of the primary metabolites present at the leaf surface. , 1996). 5 h after the 30 min ~3CO2 pulse, ~3C-labelled sugars (fructose, glucose, sucrose) appeared in the cells, the apoplast, and at the leaf surface. 5 hours after the pulse.
Aerial Plant Surface Microbiology by Jörg Schönherr, Peter Baur (auth.), Cindy E. Morris, Philippe C. Nicot, Christophe Nguyen-The (eds.)