Plant Stress Physiology

Abstract

‘Stress’ in plants can be defined as any external factor that negatively influences plant growth, productivity, reproductive capacity or survival. This includes a wide range of factors which can be broadly divided into two main categories: abiotic or environmental stress factors, and biotic or biological stress factors.

Keywords: abiotic; stress; metabolism; signalling; resistance

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Rhodes, David, and Nadolska‐Orczyk, Anna(Apr 2001) Plant Stress Physiology. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001297]