Keep in touch: The soil-root hydraulic continuum and its role in drought resistance in crops

Pablo Affortit, Mutez Ali Ahmed, Alexandre Grondin, Silvain Delzon, Andrea Carminati, Laurent Laplaze

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Abstract

Drought is a major threat to food security worldwide. Recently, the root-soil interface has emerged as a major site of hydraulic resistance during water stress. Here, we review the impact of soil drying on whole-plant hydraulics and discuss mechanisms by which plants can adapt by modifying the properties of the rhizosphere either directly or through interactions with the soil microbiome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-593
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Experimental Botany
Volume75
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Jan 2024

Keywords

  • Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF)
  • extracellular polymeric substances (EPS)
  • mucilage
  • rhizodeposition
  • rhizosheath
  • root architecture
  • root hairs

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