Terahertz spectroscopy allows insights into the altered water balance kinetics of Vicia faba by chloride administration

Mr. Jochen Taiber1, Dr. Bastian Leander Franzisky2, Ms. Fulvia Gennari3, Prof. Enrique Castro-Camus1, Prof. Christoph-Martin Geilfus2, Prof. Martin Koch1
1Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany. 2Hochschule Geisenheim University, Geisenheim, Germany. 3Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy


Terahertz spectroscopy makes it possible to investigate the in vivo effects of osmolarity adjustments of Vicia faba due to chloride fertilization with regard to its water balance. We found an increased water throughput, but no change in the maximum rate of water uptake during re-watering.