Accession Number:

ADA142025

Title:

Desert Emergency - Lack of Water - How to Find and Collect Water. Plants and Human Survival in the Desert

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. no. 1, Nov 1983-Feb 1984

Corporate Author:

BEN-GURION UNIV OF THE NEGEV SEDE BOQER(ISRAEL) JACOB BLAUSTEIN INST FOR DESERT RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-10

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

It is impossible to relate anatomic and morphologic traits of the plants with the water condition of the roots, thus making it possible to select those plants having the highest potential water yield. It has been determined that enclosing a branch consisting of living foliage in an impermeable membrane, such as a plastic sack, results in heat stress which inhibits transpiration. Alternative methods of collecting transpiration water are being sought. Preliminary evidence suggests that the rates of transpiration on not uniform on all sides of a plant.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE