After The Deluge: Plant Revival Post-Flooding

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Yeung, E., Bailey, Serres, J. and Sasidharan, R. 2019. After The Deluge: Plant Revival Post-Flooding. Trends in Plant Science. 24 (5), pp. 443-454.

AuthorsYeung, E., Bailey, Serres, J. and Sasidharan, R.

Increasing flooding events have detrimentally impacted food security amid a growing global population. Complete submergence of plants represents the most severe flooding stress and studies have identified underwater responses to low oxygen and light availability. However, knowledge on plant responses during the post-submergence phase is limited. It is important to consider how plants can resume vegetative growth after enduring submergence and post-submergence stress. This review highlights current knowledge on physiological and molecular adaptations following desubmergence. Interplays of reactive oxygen species (ROS), energy depletion, photoinhibition, desiccation stress, and hormonal signaling have been characterized as components of the post-submergence stress response. Active elucidation of key genes and traits enhancing post-submergence adaptations is highly relevant for the improvement of submergence tolerance and ultimately crop yield.

KeywordsPost-submergence; Recovery; Reactive oxygen species; Dehydration; Ethylene; Stomata
Year of Publication2019
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Journal citation24 (5), pp. 443-454
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2019.02.007
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online09 Mar 2019
PublisherElsevier Science London

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