Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 12, 2006
Publication Date: November 16, 2006
Citation: Gitz, D.C. 2006. Method for creating stomatal impressions directly onto archivable microscope slides[abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Joint Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, Indiana. November 12-16, 2006. Paper No. 251-10. Technical Abstract: Stomatal density has been shown to be a primary determinant of water use efficiency, limitation to CO2 assimilation rate and yield. Widely used methods of stomatal impressioning sample small regions of the leaf, are labor intensive, or do not yield stable archivable samples for potentially revisiting datasets. We describe methods of producing such impressions which yield samples large enough to perform stomatal density mapping across entire leaf surfaces.