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Provedor de dados:  Anais da ABC (AABC)
País:  Brazil
Título:  Chlorophyll fluorescence varies more across seasons than leaf water potential in drought-prone plants
Data:  2016-01-01
Ano:  2016
Palavras-chave:  Drought
Functional traits
Plant-water relations
Seasonal habitats
Resumo:  ABSTRACT Among the effects of environmental change, the intensification of drought events is noteworthy, and tropical vegetation is predicted to be highly vulnerable to it. However, it is not clear how tropical plants in drought-prone habitats will respond to this change. In a coastal sandy plain environment, we evaluated the response of six plant species to water deficits across seasons, the relationship between their morpho-physiological traits, and which traits would be the best descriptors of plants' response to drought. Regardless of leaf succulence and phenology, responses between seasons were most strongly related to chlorophyll fluorescence. In this study we have demonstrated that a better comprehension of how tropical species from drought-prone habitats cope with changes in water availability can be based on seasonal variation in leaf water potential and chlorophyll fluorescence. Temporal variation in leaf water potential and chlorophyll fluorescence was found useful for differentiating between groups of sandy soil species that are responsive or unresponsive to water availability. However, chlorophyll fluorescence appeared to be a more sensitive descriptor of their seasonal and short-term responses.
Tipo:  Info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Idioma:  Inglês
Editor:  Academia Brasileira de Ciências
Relação:  10.1590/0001-3765201620150013
Formato:  text/html
Fonte:  Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências v.88 suppl.1 2016
Direitos:  info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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