Special Issue "Stomata, Photosynthesis and Plant Water Use Efficiency"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: climate change; plant physiology; plant biology; physiology; photosynthesis; drought; ecophysiology; water stress; environmental physiology; vitis
Photosynthesis (A) is the main process in plants that determines plant growth and production. Under limiting growth conditions, plants reduce their photosynthetic activity. This fact is mainly regulated by stomata. However, there are other mechanisms and factors involved in the regulation of photosynthesis associated to genes and anatomical and biochemical characters. Plants’ photosynthesis capacity and its regulation depends mainly on genetics and is associated to environment acclimation and adaptation processes.
Under climate change conditions, water is the main limiting factor to crop production. To face this limitation, looking for an agronomical and genetic approach to improve water use efficiency (WUE) and productivity is essential. At leaf level, WUE defines the cost of water transpired for the CO2 assimilation process regulated by stomata so that a better balance between net photosynthesis and stomatal conductance the higher leaf WUE can be achieved. The sensibility and capability of a quick stoma adjustment capacity under limiting environments can be associated to an adaptive character that can benefit several cultivated species. Recent breeding programs have aimed to improve WUE through the selection of genotypes that are better adapted to drought that achieve an increase of yield and biomass production by reducing water needs.
Summarizing, the present Special Issue intends to showcase the more recent research in photosynthesis regulation and implication in WUE improvements under constrained environments.
Dr. Jose Mariano Escalona
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