Faculty Publications

Title

Plant cuticle as a barrier to acid rain penetration.

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Effects of atmospheric pollutants on forests, wetlands and agricultural ecosystems. Proc. Toronto, 1985

First Page

145

Last Page

154

Abstract

Exposure of leaf cells to acid precipitation is minimized by the presence of the plant cuticle, a waxy layer that covers the surface of leaves. Under most conditions direct effects of acidity on foliage are likely to be minor compared with the responses to gaseous pollutants. -from Author

Original Publication Date

1-1-1987

DOI of published version

10.1007/978-3-642-70874-9_10

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