Populus Responses to Abiotic Stress

  • Urs FischerEmail author
  • Andrea Polle
Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 8)


In their natural habitats Populus trees often face rapidly as well as seasonally changing climatic conditions and especially drought and other osmotic stresses contribute globally to loss of productivity in Populus stands. Rich genetic variation in drought sensitivity and response make Populus to a valuable model genus in order to study adaptation to water stress. Here, we outline tree specific responses and the underlying hormonal signaling in response to drought stress.


Drought Stress Osmotic Stress Wood Formation Wood Anatomy Abscission Zone 
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We are grateful to the German Science foundation for supporting AP via Poplar Research Group Germany (PRG) and UF (Fi1668/1), to the European communities for funding ENERGYPOPLAR (QLK5-CT-2000-01377) and to the Bundesministerium für Verbraucherschutz, Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMVEL) for a travel grant.


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  1. 1.Büsgen-Institut, Forstbotanik und BaumphysiologieGeorg-August Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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