Abiotic stresses in olive: physiological and molecular mechanisms

L. Sebastiani
Olive (Olea europaea L.) cultivation in traditional Mediterranean agro-ecosystems and in newly cultivated areas of the world (North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) regularly undergoes climatic constraints and suboptimal soil conditions that impair olive physiology and, ultimately, plant productivity. Of abiotic stresses, drought, suboptimal temperatures, salinity and nutrient deficiencies are those that are most relevant. Since abiotic stress symptoms are not immediately recognized in the field, their negative effects on both yield and quality very often become economically relevant. In this article, the state of the art of research aimed at understanding the physiological and molecular mechanisms activated by drought, salinity and suboptimal temperatures is reviewed.
Sebastiani, L. (2018). Abiotic stresses in olive: physiological and molecular mechanisms. Acta Hortic. 1199, 47-56
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1199.8
drought, salinity, low temperature, high temperature

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