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Origin of transpiration
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Instead, their leaves quickly cover walls and begin the work of transpiration.Changing climates can take cooling tips from warm regions|Sharon Oosthoek|October 8, 2020|Science News For Students
First, the National Highway Transpiration Safety Administration (NHTSA) came down as hard as it could Friday on General Motors.
His book begins with the research for which he is best known, namely that on transpiration.
Small passages should likewise be left throughout the body of the work, for the transpiration of moisture.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
The remedy for this is to spray the leaves frequently so as to keep the air about them moist and so check transpiration.The First Book of Farming|Charles L. Goodrich
Warm dry air, especially when in motion, promotes the aeriform transpiration, by favouring evaporation.
These are,—the expired air, or the secretion of the air-cells of the lungs,—and the ordinary cutaneous transpiration.
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A Closer Look
Plants need much more water than animals do. But why? Plants use water not only to carry nutrients throughout their tissues, but also to exchange gases with the air in the process known as transpiration. Air, which contains the carbon dioxide that plant cells need for photosynthesis, enters the plant mainly through the stomata (tiny holes under its leaves). The air travels through tiny spaces in the leaf tissue to the cells that conduct photosynthesis. These cells are coated with a thin layer of water. The cell walls do not permit gases to pass through them, but the carbon dioxide can move across the cell walls by dissolving in the water on their surface. The cells remove the carbon dioxide from the water and use the same water to carry out oxygen, the main waste product of photosynthesis. All this mixing of water and air in transpiration, though, has one drawback: more than 90 percent of the water that a plant's roots suck up is lost by evaporation through the stomata. This is why a plant always needs water and why plants that live in dry climates, such as cacti, have reduced leaf surfaces from which less water can escape.