Fluid Transport in Plants

Blyth, M. G. and Morris, R. J. (2018) Fluid Transport in Plants. In: Mathematical Modelling in Plant Biology. Springer, pp. 15-36. ISBN 978-3-319-99069-9

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Fluid motion is of fundamental importance for plant survival, growth and development. This distribution of water and nutrients is achieved by hydraulics. Fluid flow also plays a key role in long-distance signalling, allowing plants to adapt to environmental challenges. Fluid dynamics thus maintains plant vitality and health. In this chapter we derive the basic governing equations for fluid motion from first principles and describe the pertinent boundary conditions. Pressure-driven flow in a tube is discussed as a conceptualised model of fluid transport in the plant’s vasculature system. We also discuss solute transport with particular reference to the individual roles played by convection and diffusion and the enhanced dispersive effect that can be achieved when these two effects work in unison.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Mathematics
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Fluid and Solid Mechanics
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Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2018 17:30
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 17:28
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/68897
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-99070-5_2

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