Here’s what a leaf looks like during a fatal attack of bubbles

Simple equipment triumphs in revealing how bubbles kill plant leaves during drought

lab images of embolisms in leaf veins

DEATH BY BUBBLE Mundane tools beat fancy X-ray setups in tracking how invading air bubbles kill leaves during drought, as seen in (clockwise from top) a Pteris fern, oak leaf and Adiantum fern.

T.J. Brodribb et al/PNAS 2016

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