Growth, an important function of the plant, is characterized by being possible under a wide range of temperature, moisture, available plant food, and other limiting factors. It is a hydration of the colloidal material (protoplasm) of the plant to which, later in the life of the plant, matter is added. This added matter, of course, increases the dry weight. Protoplasm has been found to adhere so closely in its actions to the laws of artificially constructed biocolloids that many attempts are being made to construct a biocolloid whose behavior agrees with the observed behavior of protoplasm and in that way to determine more definitely its detailed structure and composition. The present study is an attempt to set forth the rate of hydration in corn stalk tissues and in artificially prepared biocolloids.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1920 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Yocum, L. E. and Bakke, A. L.
"Comparison of Absorption Occuring in Corn Stalk Tissue and in Prepared Biocolloids,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 27(1), 123-127.
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