Percentage of mesophyll and epidermal cells in barley leaves with detectable levels of various elements in their vacuoles

Range Table - link %
Organism Barley Hordeum vulgare
Reference Leigh R.A. (1997). Solute composition of vacuoles. In Advances in Botanical Research, Vol. 25: The Plant Vacuole, Leigh R.A., Sanders D., eds (London:Academic Press), pp. 171–194. p.176 table I
Primary Source Leigh, R. A. and Storey. R. (1993). Intercellular compartmentation of ions in barley leaves in relation to potassium supply and salinity. Journal of Experimental Botany 44, 755-762.
Method X ray microanalysis
Comments "Leigh and Storey (1993, primary source) used the technique [X ray microanalysis] to measure the relative peak heights for potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus and chlorine in X ray microanalysis spectra of vacuoles of epidermal and mesophyll cells in leaves of barley plants grown under a variety of nutrient treatments. They showed that the composition of the vacuoles in each cell type was quite distinct, with calcium and chlorine being detectable in epidermal cells but not in mesophyll cells, whereas the reverse is true for phosphorus (Table I)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110398