New paper: UV exposure makes plants more stress resistant
A new paper has been published in Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, describing how plants exposed to a low dose of UV irradiance can alleviate drought effect caused by a change in humidity.
Results showed that UV induced stress resistance is associated with an increase in antioxidant capacity, as well as a decrease in leaf area. UV-induced stress resistance can be beneficial in a horticultural setting, where priming plants with UV-B can be used as a tool in the production of commercial crops.
The article "From stressor to protector, UV-induced abiotic stress resistance" authored by Gaia Crestani et al. is published as an open access paper, and can be found at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s43630-023-00441-1