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A Beginner’s Guide to Osmoprotection by Biostimulants

Chemical Plant Defence Activators Group, Department of Agrobiology, IPNA-CSIC, Avda. Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez 3, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Applied Plant Biology Group (GBVA), Department of Botany, Ecology and Plant Physiology–Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidad de La Laguna, Avda. Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez s/n, 38071 La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
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Academic Editor: Marcello Salvatore Lenucci
Plants 2021, 10(2), 363;
Received: 20 January 2021 / Revised: 8 February 2021 / Accepted: 10 February 2021 / Published: 13 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Chemical Activators of the Natural Defences of the Plant)
Water is indispensable for the life of any organism on Earth. Consequently, osmotic stress due to salinity and drought is the greatest threat to crop productivity. Ongoing climate change includes rising temperatures and less precipitation over large areas of the planet. This is leading to increased vulnerability to the drought conditions that habitually threaten food security in many countries. Such a scenario poses a daunting challenge for scientists: the search for innovative solutions to save water and cultivate under water deficit. A search for formulations including biostimulants capable of improving tolerance to this stress is a promising specific approach. This review updates the most recent state of the art in the field. View Full-Text
Keywords: osmotic stress; drought; biostimulants; osmoprotectants; salinity osmotic stress; drought; biostimulants; osmoprotectants; salinity
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Jiménez-Arias, D.; García-Machado, F.J.; Morales-Sierra, S.; García-García, A.L.; Herrera, A.J.; Valdés, F.; Luis, J.C.; Borges, A.A. A Beginner’s Guide to Osmoprotection by Biostimulants. Plants 2021, 10, 363.

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Jiménez-Arias D, García-Machado FJ, Morales-Sierra S, García-García AL, Herrera AJ, Valdés F, Luis JC, Borges AA. A Beginner’s Guide to Osmoprotection by Biostimulants. Plants. 2021; 10(2):363.

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Jiménez-Arias, David; García-Machado, Francisco J.; Morales-Sierra, Sarai; García-García, Ana L.; Herrera, Antonio J.; Valdés, Francisco; Luis, Juan C.; Borges, Andrés A. 2021. "A Beginner’s Guide to Osmoprotection by Biostimulants" Plants 10, no. 2: 363.

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