How does long-term drought acclimation modify structure-function relationships? A quantitative approach to leaf phenotypic plasticity of barley

@inproceedings{Bresta2018HowDL,
  title={How does long-term drought acclimation modify structure-function relationships? A quantitative approach to leaf phenotypic plasticity of barley},
  author={Panagiota Bresta and Dimosthenis Nikolopoulos and Vassiliki Stavroulaki and Petros Vahamidis and Garifalia Economou and George Karabourniotis},
  year={2018}
}
Under drought conditions the growth and survival of a plant depend on its adaptive characteristics and acclimation ability. Adaptation refers to inherent morpho-physiological characters providing protection against water losses. Acclimation, however, is a special case of phenotypic plasticity: environment-dependent phenotypic expression resulting to a ‘new’ phenotype through drought-induced modulations in leaf morphology, anatomy and physiology. Given that phenotypic plasticity influences… CONTINUE READING