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New CO2 microsensor reveals old secrets of plants

We have constructed a new CO2 microsensor with a tip diameter as small as the thinnest of human hairs. This new microsensor can be positioned in plant tissues in controlled laboratory experiments as well as in the field, and has already revealed some old secrets of submerged aquatic plants.

CO2 and O2 dynamics in aquatic C3 or CAM plants

Pedersen et al. describe a new amperometric CO2 microsensor and an O2 microsensor elucidated the dynamics in leaf pCO2 and pO2 during light–dark cycles...

CAM recycling and salt tolerance in Talinum triangulare

Can more water efficient photosynthesis be induced in plants? Montero and colleagues find Talinum triangulare can switch on CAM photosynthesis.

A life of drought and flood in the canopy

Tissue morphology and photosynthetic mode in response to drought in leaves, pseudobulbs and roots of a thick-leaved and a thin-leaved epiphytic orchid.

Frugal Euphorbia saves water

Sometimes saving water is more important than fixing CO2.

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