Reduce Water Loss

Water Loss

Water Loss

In each leaf, photosynthesis converts carbon dioxide into biomass. For every molecule of carbon dioxide taken in through the stomatal pores in the leaf surface, 400 molecules of water are lost to the atmosphere. Recent increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations allow WEST to adjust this trade-off. Plants with fewer stomatal pores will lose less water without a decline in carbon dioxide uptake and productivity.

Brochure Leaf
Normal Sorghum Stomata. West Sorghum Stomata


Carl Bernacchi
Patrick Brown
Edward Buckler
John Ferguson
Michael Gore
Andrew Leakey
Nathan Miller
Caitlin Moore
Taylor Pederson
Eric Sedivy
Edgar Spalding
Ravi Valluru
Chad Hayes