Magnetic resonance imaging of leaves

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Several aspects of leaf anatomy and morphology make it difficult to image leaves with magnetic resonance imaging. Since most fully expanded leaves contain much intercellular air space and are often thin in one plane, relatively few water protons are available to provide signal. Their heterogeneous structure and the presence of many air‐water interfaces cause imaging problems as a result of differences in magnetic susceptibility of tissues and cells. Significant progress has been made in overcoming these difficulties, primarily by greatly reducing the echo time, permitting in vivo imaging of leaves at 7 and 9.4 Tesla with an in‐plane resolution of less than 15 μm2. Examples are shown and the potential for gaining information regarding in vivo water relations of leaves is discussed. Copyright © 1993, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

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Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 123 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 769 - 774

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-8137

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-646X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1993.tb03788.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus