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Some theoretical considerations in stomatal diffusion: A field theory approach

Some theoretical considerations in stomatal diffusion: A field theory approach SOME THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN STOMATAL DIFFUSION: A FIELD THEORY APPROACH* by J. ROBERT COOKE** (Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering North Caroline State University, Raleigh, North Carolina) (Received 26. III. 1966 ) I. INTRODUCTION Of major importance to photosynthesis and respiration in green plants is the movement and exchange of oxygen, carbon dioxide and water between the plant and its environment. A major path for these exchanges is through the stomata. Consequently, the mechanism of this process becomes a question of much significance. The vast literature pertaining to this problem attests to its importance. For a recent review of the literature the reader should consult the papers by TING and LooMis (I965) and LEE and GATES (1964). The aim of the present paper is to call attention to some of the concepts and techniques of field theory which are relevant to a consideration of stomatal diffusion. A vast amount of mathematical machinery (from mathematical physics) becomes available for an analytical investigation when formulated as a diffusion problem in field theory 1). Several aspects of stomatal diffusion will be examined from this point of view to empha- size the power of the approach and to suggest the use of analog http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Acta Biotheoretica Springer Journals

Some theoretical considerations in stomatal diffusion: A field theory approach

Acta Biotheoretica , Volume 17 (3) – Apr 19, 2005

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Springer Journals
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Philosophy; Philosophy of Biology; Evolutionary Biology
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0001-5342
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1572-8358
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10.1007/BF01625092
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SOME THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN STOMATAL DIFFUSION: A FIELD THEORY APPROACH* by J. ROBERT COOKE** (Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering North Caroline State University, Raleigh, North Carolina) (Received 26. III. 1966 ) I. INTRODUCTION Of major importance to photosynthesis and respiration in green plants is the movement and exchange of oxygen, carbon dioxide and water between the plant and its environment. A major path for these exchanges is through the stomata. Consequently, the mechanism of this process becomes a question of much significance. The vast literature pertaining to this problem attests to its importance. For a recent review of the literature the reader should consult the papers by TING and LooMis (I965) and LEE and GATES (1964). The aim of the present paper is to call attention to some of the concepts and techniques of field theory which are relevant to a consideration of stomatal diffusion. A vast amount of mathematical machinery (from mathematical physics) becomes available for an analytical investigation when formulated as a diffusion problem in field theory 1). Several aspects of stomatal diffusion will be examined from this point of view to empha- size the power of the approach and to suggest the use of analog

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Acta BiotheoreticaSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 19, 2005

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