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The Botanical Review

, Volume 73, Issue 4, pp 290–302 | Cite as

A dehydration avoidance mechanism: Leaf rolling

  • Asim Kadioglu
  • Rabiye Terzi

Abstract

Plants have several defense mechanisms against unfavorable environmental conditions. One of these mechanisms is leaf rolling. In this review, leaf rolling as a response to water deficit stress and biochemical changes during leaf rolling in higher plants are reported. For instance, the activities of some enzymes and osmotic substances change during leaf rolling. Leaf rolling increases drought resistance in numerous species in theGramineae as well as inCtenanthe setosa, a perennial herbaceous plant that is a suitable model for use in studies of leaf rolling.

Keywords

Drought Stress Water Stress Water Deficit Stomatal Conductance Botanical Review 
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Das Einrollen von Blättern als Schutz vor Austrocknung

Zusammenfassung

Pflanzen besitzen Schutzmechanismen gegen ungünstige Umweltbedingungen. Einer dieser Mechanismen ist das Einrollen der Blätter. In diesem Übersichtsartikel wird erstmals über die Bedeutung des Einrollens der Blätter als Antwort auf Wassermangel und von biochemischen Änderungen während des Einrollens der Blätter bei höheren Pflanzen berichtet. Das Einrollen der Blätter ist nicht nur eine Reaktion der Pflanze auf Wassermangel, es treten auch biochemische Veränderungen zusammen mit dem Einrollen der Blätter auf. Zum Beispiel verändern sich einige Enzymaktivitäten und osmotisch-aktive Stoffe während des Einrollens der Blätter. Das Einrollen der Blätter erhöht die Widerstandsfähigkeit gegen Trockenheit bei vielen Gramineen wieCtenanthe setosa. C. setosa, eine mehrjährige krautige Pflanze, ist eine gute Modellpflanze für Untersuchungen des Einrollens der Blätter.

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  • Asim Kadioglu
    • 1
  • Rabiye Terzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology Science and Letter FacultyKaradeniz Technical UniversityTrabzonTurkey

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