aerenchyma


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aerenchyma

[‚a′reŋk·ə·mə]
(botany)
A specialized tissue in some water plants characterized by thin-walled cells and large intercellular air spaces.
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They work in tandem with aerenchyma to provide even more oxygen to flooded roots.
parviflora presented a typical primary growth with cortical zone filled by aerenchyma with big and fragile intercellular spaces that are disintegrated with the cut.
First, production of aerenchyma tissue and adventitious roots is initiated by flooding in flood- tolerant species such as black willow.
Phosphorus availability regulates many features of root architecture, including adventitious rooting, aerenchyma formation, basal root elongation, basal root-growth angle, lateral rooting, root hair density, and root hair length (Bates and Lynch, 1996; Bonser et al.
THE INFLUENCE OF AVAILABLE WATER ON AERENCHYMA TISSUE DEVELOPMENT IN EMERGENT REEDS
They are typical of plants growing in flooded conditions and at their tips they show a swelling of the aerenchyma (spongy, cork tissue) that is responsible for gas exchange.
Aerenchyma and lenticel formation in pine seedlings: a possible avoidance mechanism to anaerobic growth conditions.