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Why don't trees bleed to death when they get injured?


Oct. 21, 2013 – Researchers from Virginia Tech; George-August University in Gottingen, Germany; and the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, have discovered how "check valves" in wood cells control sap flow and protect trees when they are injured. Member of the research group, professor from our department Dr. Goodell talks about wood fiber cell behavior.

Why don't trees bleed to death when they get injured?


 

   

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