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Grapevine adaptations to water stress: new perspectives about soil/plant interactions
- Lovisolo, Claudio, Lavoie-Lamoureux, Anouk, Tramontini, Sara, Ferrandino, Alessandra
- Theor. Exp. Plant Physiol. 2016 v.28 no.1 pp. 53-66
- Vitis, abscisic acid, aquaporins, biosynthesis, drought, embolism, plant-water relations, ripening, rootstocks, soil, viticulture, water stress
- Grapevine adaptations to water-stress are described, by focusing on soil/root interactions and root-to-shoot signaling to control both plant water relations and fruit ripening process. Root response to drought, tolerance of available rootstock germoplasm, mechanisms of embolism formation and repair in root, aquaporin control of plant water relations, and abscisic acid biosynthesis and delivery are highlighted, by reviewing recent insights coming from either (eco)physiological literature or viticultural assays addressing vineyard-soil relationships.