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Implications of the mesophyll conductance to CO2 for photosynthesis and water-use efficiency during long-term water stress and recovery in two contrasting Eucalyptu sspecies
Año:2014
Áreas de investigación
  • Medio natural,
  • Monte,
  • Biología vegetal, animal y ecología
Datos
Descripción
Water stress (WS) slows growth and photosynthesis (An), but most knowledge comes from short-time studies that do not account for longer term acclimation processes that are especially relevant in tree species. Using two Eucalyptus species that contrast in drought tolerance, we induced moderate and severe water deficits by withholding water until stomatal conductance (gsw) decreased to two pre-defined values for 24 d, WS was maintained at the target gsw for 29 d and then plants were re-watered. Additionally, we developed new equations to simulate the effect on mesophyll conductance (gm) of accounting for the resistance to refixation of CO2. The diffusive limitations to CO2, dominated by the stomata, were the most important constraints to An. Full recovery of An was reached after re-watering, characterized by quick recovery of gm and even higher biochemical capacity, in contrast to the slower recovery of gsw. The acclimation to long-term WS led to decreased mesophyll and biochemical limitations, in contrast to studies in which stress was imposed more rapidly. Finally, we provide evidence that higher gm under WS contributes to higher intrinsic water-use efficiency (iWUE) and reduces the leaf oxidative stress, highlighting the importance of gm as a target for breeding/genetic engineering.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Plant Cell and Environment
ISSN
0140-7791
Factor de impacto JCR
Información de impacto
Volumen
37
DOI
Número de revista
Desde la página
2470
Hasta la página
2490
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Participantes
  • Autor: Francisco Javier Cano Martín (UPM)
  • Autor: Rosa Ana Lopez Rodriguez (UPM)
  • Autor: C Warren
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Genética, Fisiología e Historia Forestal
  • Departamento: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales
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