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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

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