New paper: UV exposure makes plants more stress resistant

7 Jun 2023
Figure from Crestani, G., Cunningham, N., Csepregi, K. et al. From stressor to protector, UV-induced abiotic stress resistance. Photochem Photobiol Sci (2023).

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

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