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Briggs and Shantz, 1913). The ratio between the amount of water transpired by plants and the dry matter accumulated has variously been termed the transpiration coefficient, the transpiration ratio or the water requirement of plants, while the reciprocal quantity was originally termed the efficiency of transpiration (see Maximov, 1929). In more recent years the term water use efficiency (WUE) has become more usual and is the term that we shall use for preference in this chapter and throughout this book, though as outlined below, the term does have its critics and may be defined in a number of ways depending on the specific purposes of the user.

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The basis of carbon-isotope discrimination is the fact that photosynthesis tends to discriminate against the heavier isotopes of carbon, so that the ratio of 13 12 C/ C in dry matter tends to be somewhat lower than the corresponding ratio for the CO2 in air. The amount of this discrimination, usually expressed in parts per thousand (ù), is described by Á, defined by Áˆ …13 Ca12 C†reactants …13 Ca12 C†products À1 …2X6† The value of Á for plant material is commonly in the range 13 to 28ù for C3 plants and between À1 and 7ù for C4 plants.

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