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Title: Analysis of embolism spread in microCT-derived xylem networks of grapevines

item WASON, JAY - University Of Maine
item BOUDA, MARTIN - Academy Of Sciences Of The Czech Republic (ASCR)
item LEE, ERIC - Clackamas Community College
item McElrone, Andrew
item PHILLIPS, RONALD - University Of California
item SHACKEL, KENNETH - University Of California
item MATTHEWS, MARK - University Of California
item BRODERSEN, CRAIG - Yale University

Submitted to: Plant Physiology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/17/2021
Publication Date: 2/12/2021
Citation: Wason, J., Bouda, M., Lee, E.F., McElrone, A.J., Phillips, R.J., Shackel, K.A., Matthews, M.A., Brodersen, C. 2021. Analysis of embolism spread in microCT-derived xylem networks of grapevines. Plant Physiology. 186(1):373-387.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The spread of emboli in Vitis vinifera is modeled by using reconstructions of three-dimensional xylem networks derived from High-Resolution X-ray Computed Micro-tomography (microCT) images. The incorporation of real network data into the model provides the first quantification of the effects of vessel arrangement, vessel diameter, and intervessel pitting on the susceptibility of the plant to the movement of emboli and pathogens. Of the network parameters analyzed, the shape of xylem network vulnerability curves was most sensitive to perturbations of the number of vessels initially embolized and the pit membrane pore diameter and frequency.