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Active Uptake of Amino Acids by Leaves of an Epiphytic Vascular Plant, Tillandsia paucifolia (Bromeliaceae).

  • Author(s): Nyman, LP
  • Davis, JP
  • O'dell, SJ
  • Arditti, J
  • Stephens, GC
  • Benzing, DH
  • et al.
Abstract

Specialized epidermal trichomes on the leaves of the epiphyte, Tillandsia paucifolia (Bromeliaceae) accumulate amino acids from solution. Simultaneous net uptake of 17 amino acids was determined using high performance liquid chromatography. Uptake occurs against concentration gradients at least as high as 10(4).

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