The Physiological Basis of Differential Plant Sensitivity to Changes in Atmospheric Quality

  • David T. Tingey
  • Christian P. Andersen


During the next several decades vegetation will continue to be exposed to a wide variety of pollutants, although the types of compounds, their concentrations, and their spatial patterns may change. Some are distributed globally, whereas others are distributed regionally or locally. These airborne pollutants can have either a direct impact on the plant foliage or act indirectly through deposition onto the soil and subsequent uptake by roots. These effects can range from subtle modifications of cellular biochemistry and whole-plant physiology (e.g., carbon allocation) to overt foliar injury and effects on plant growth, yield, and/or reproduction.


Drought Stress Plant Sensitivity Avoidance Mechanism Stomatal Frequency Foliar Injury 
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