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Growth and physiological responses of isohydric and anisohydric poplars to drought.

Attia Z, Domec JC, Oren R, Way DA, Moshelion M - J. Exp. Bot. (2015)

Bottom Line: Low gs of the isohydric BS under drought reduced CO2 assimilation rates and biomass potential under moderate water stress.Overall, the results indicate three strategies for how closely related biomass species deal with water stress: survival-isohydric (BS), sensitive-anisohydric (BSxSI), and resilience-anisohydric (SI).Implications for woody biomass growth, water-use efficiency, and survival under variable environmental conditions are discussed.

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Affiliation: Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel.

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Canopy and leaf morphology characteristics of the three poplars genotypes: (A) image of representative 5-month-old seedlings grown in a semi-controlled greenhouse and used for the experiments (bar = 10cm); (B) representative fully mature, expanded leaves (bar = 1cm); (C) single leaf area; (D) leaf number per plant; (E) total canopy area per plant; and (F) stomatal density in a 1mm2 sample area. Data are shown as means ± SE; BS (n = 14), SI (n = 18), BSxSI (n = 34). Different letters above the columns indicate significant differences between treatments using Tukey’s HSD test, P < 0.05 (this figure is available in colour at JXB online).
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Figure 3: Canopy and leaf morphology characteristics of the three poplars genotypes: (A) image of representative 5-month-old seedlings grown in a semi-controlled greenhouse and used for the experiments (bar = 10cm); (B) representative fully mature, expanded leaves (bar = 1cm); (C) single leaf area; (D) leaf number per plant; (E) total canopy area per plant; and (F) stomatal density in a 1mm2 sample area. Data are shown as means ± SE; BS (n = 14), SI (n = 18), BSxSI (n = 34). Different letters above the columns indicate significant differences between treatments using Tukey’s HSD test, P < 0.05 (this figure is available in colour at JXB online).

Mentions: The different genotypes varied in leaf size and number (Fig. 3A,B). BS and BSxSI had bigger leaves than SI seedlings (Fig 3B,C), but SI plants had more leaves per plant, such that there was a larger total leaf area in SI plants than in the other two genotypes (Fig 3D,E). Owing to its lower total leaf area and stomatal density (Fig. 3F), BS plants had the lowest stomatal number per plant (i.e. the gas exchange capacity per plant), while SI seedlings had the highest. Under well-watered conditions, the BS genotype also had significantly lower growth rates than the two anisohydric genotypes (Figure 4D).


Growth and physiological responses of isohydric and anisohydric poplars to drought.

Attia Z, Domec JC, Oren R, Way DA, Moshelion M - J. Exp. Bot. (2015)

Canopy and leaf morphology characteristics of the three poplars genotypes: (A) image of representative 5-month-old seedlings grown in a semi-controlled greenhouse and used for the experiments (bar = 10cm); (B) representative fully mature, expanded leaves (bar = 1cm); (C) single leaf area; (D) leaf number per plant; (E) total canopy area per plant; and (F) stomatal density in a 1mm2 sample area. Data are shown as means ± SE; BS (n = 14), SI (n = 18), BSxSI (n = 34). Different letters above the columns indicate significant differences between treatments using Tukey’s HSD test, P < 0.05 (this figure is available in colour at JXB online).
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Figure 3: Canopy and leaf morphology characteristics of the three poplars genotypes: (A) image of representative 5-month-old seedlings grown in a semi-controlled greenhouse and used for the experiments (bar = 10cm); (B) representative fully mature, expanded leaves (bar = 1cm); (C) single leaf area; (D) leaf number per plant; (E) total canopy area per plant; and (F) stomatal density in a 1mm2 sample area. Data are shown as means ± SE; BS (n = 14), SI (n = 18), BSxSI (n = 34). Different letters above the columns indicate significant differences between treatments using Tukey’s HSD test, P < 0.05 (this figure is available in colour at JXB online).
Mentions: The different genotypes varied in leaf size and number (Fig. 3A,B). BS and BSxSI had bigger leaves than SI seedlings (Fig 3B,C), but SI plants had more leaves per plant, such that there was a larger total leaf area in SI plants than in the other two genotypes (Fig 3D,E). Owing to its lower total leaf area and stomatal density (Fig. 3F), BS plants had the lowest stomatal number per plant (i.e. the gas exchange capacity per plant), while SI seedlings had the highest. Under well-watered conditions, the BS genotype also had significantly lower growth rates than the two anisohydric genotypes (Figure 4D).

Bottom Line: Low gs of the isohydric BS under drought reduced CO2 assimilation rates and biomass potential under moderate water stress.Overall, the results indicate three strategies for how closely related biomass species deal with water stress: survival-isohydric (BS), sensitive-anisohydric (BSxSI), and resilience-anisohydric (SI).Implications for woody biomass growth, water-use efficiency, and survival under variable environmental conditions are discussed.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus