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Research Article

Rates of Water Loss and Uptake in Recalcitrant Fruits of Quercus Species Are Determined by Pericarp Anatomy

  • Ke Xia,

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

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  • Matthew I. Daws,

    Affiliations: Alcoa of Australia Ltd, Pinjarra, Western Australia, Australia, Seed Conservation Department, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom

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  • Wolfgang Stuppy,

    Affiliation: Seed Conservation Department, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom

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  • Zhe-Kun Zhou mail,

    zhouzk@mail.kib.ac.cn (Z-KZ); h.pritchard@kew.org (HWP)

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mengla, Yunnan, China

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  • Hugh W. Pritchard mail

    zhouzk@mail.kib.ac.cn (Z-KZ); h.pritchard@kew.org (HWP)

    Affiliations: Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Seed Conservation Department, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047368

About the Authors

Ke Xia, Zhe-Kun Zhou
Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China
Ke Xia, Hugh W. Pritchard
Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China
Matthew I. Daws
Alcoa of Australia Ltd, Pinjarra, Western Australia, Australia
Matthew I. Daws, Wolfgang Stuppy, Hugh W. Pritchard
Seed Conservation Department, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom
Zhe-Kun Zhou
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mengla, Yunnan, China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

Matthew I Daws is a paid employee of Alcoa of Australia Ltd. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KX MID WS HWP. Performed the experiments: KX WS. Analyzed the data: KX MID. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HWP Z-KZ KX. Wrote the paper: KX MID WS HWP Z-KZ.