Abiotic stress tolerance

Abiotic stresses condition plant performance. With an ever-changing environment plants have to adapt their function and structure to optimize growth and reproduction.

One way plants have to cope with these changes is through phenotypic plasticity, which includes a range of mechanisms that vary not only between species but also within-species.

 We focus our research on the study of the mechanisms and phenotypic responses underlying tolerance to several abiotic stresses alone and their cross-talk, including drought, salinity, nutrient deficiencies and high light stress.