The Biology of Stomatal Guard Cells

The Biology of Stomatal Guard Cells Stomata provide higher plants with a primary means to adjust to their con­ tinuously changing environment (10). Like the membrane of a cell, stomata function at the organismal level to preserve biological integrity while at the same time allowing active physical exchange between the aerial parts of the plant and its habitat. Since the most conspicuous role of stomata is the regulation of water vapor loss and CO2 uptake, the study of stomatal function has centered around transpiration and photosynthesis. However, an overview lDed ic ated to P rofesso r A lber to So riano, Fa ult ad de Ag ro no mia, U nive rs id a de B ue nos c d A i , who taught me plant phys io logy and h uman w isdo m res . 0066-4294/83/060 1 -0441 $02 .00 ZEIGER of stomatal function reveals a broader picture, pointing to a central role of stomata in the maintenance of plant homeostasis. Homeostasis is a fundamen­ tal biological property of living organisms, which need to regulate their inter­ nal milieu while interacting with their environment ( 1 3). Adaptive homeo­ static ranges are significantly broader in plants than in animals (8 1 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Review of Plant Biology Annual Reviews

The Biology of Stomatal Guard Cells

Annual Review of Plant Biology, Volume 34 (1) – Jun 1, 1983

Loading next page...
 
/lp/annual-reviews/the-biology-of-stomatal-guard-cells-oZrVeOG2nc
Publisher
Annual Reviews
Copyright
Copyright 1983 Annual Reviews. All rights reserved
Subject
Review Articles
ISSN
1040-2519
D.O.I.
10.1146/annurev.pp.34.060183.002301
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Stomata provide higher plants with a primary means to adjust to their con­ tinuously changing environment (10). Like the membrane of a cell, stomata function at the organismal level to preserve biological integrity while at the same time allowing active physical exchange between the aerial parts of the plant and its habitat. Since the most conspicuous role of stomata is the regulation of water vapor loss and CO2 uptake, the study of stomatal function has centered around transpiration and photosynthesis. However, an overview lDed ic ated to P rofesso r A lber to So riano, Fa ult ad de Ag ro no mia, U nive rs id a de B ue nos c d A i , who taught me plant phys io logy and h uman w isdo m res . 0066-4294/83/060 1 -0441 $02 .00 ZEIGER of stomatal function reveals a broader picture, pointing to a central role of stomata in the maintenance of plant homeostasis. Homeostasis is a fundamen­ tal biological property of living organisms, which need to regulate their inter­ nal milieu while interacting with their environment ( 1 3). Adaptive homeo­ static ranges are significantly broader in plants than in animals (8 1

Journal

Annual Review of Plant BiologyAnnual Reviews

Published: Jun 1, 1983

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off