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Title: Below versus above Ground Plant Sources of Abscisic Acid (ABA) at the Heart of Tropical Forest Response to Warming

Abstract

Warming surface temperatures and increasing frequency and duration of widespread droughts threaten the health of natural forests and agricultural crops. High temperatures (HT) and intense droughts can lead to the excessive plant water loss and the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) resulting in extensive physical and oxidative damage to sensitive plant components including photosynthetic membranes. ROS signaling is tightly integrated with signaling mechanisms of the potent phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA), which stimulates stomatal closure leading to a reduction in transpiration and net photosynthesis, alters hydraulic conductivities, and activates defense gene expression including antioxidant systems. While generally assumed to be produced in roots and transported to shoots following drought stress, recent evidence suggests that a large fraction of plant ABA is produced in leaves via the isoprenoid pathway. Through stomatal regulation and stress signaling which alters water and carbon fluxes, we highlight the fact that ABA lies at the heart of the Carbon-Water-ROS Nexus of plant response to HT and drought stress. We discuss the current state of knowledge of ABA biosynthesis, transport, and degradation and the role of ABA and other isoprenoids in the oxidative stress response. We discuss potential variations in ABA production and stomatal sensitivity among differentmore » plant functional types including isohydric/anisohydric and pioneer/climax tree species. We describe experiments that would demonstrate the possibility of a direct energetic and carbon link between leaf ABA biosynthesis and photosynthesis, and discuss the potential for a positive feedback between leaf warming and enhanced ABA production together with reduced stomatal conductance and transpiration. Finally, we propose a new modeling framework to capture these interactions. We conclude by discussing the importance of ABA in diverse tropical ecosystems through increases in the thermotolerance of photosynthesis to drought and heat stress, and the global importance of these mechanisms to carbon and water cycling under climate change scenarios.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [4];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Inst. for Amazon Research (INPA), Manaus (Brazil)
  2. National Inst. for Amazon Research (INPA), Manaus (Brazil); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Climate Science Dept. and Earth Science Division
  3. Federal Univ. of Amazonas, Manaus (Brazil)
  4. Federal Univ. of Parana (UFPR), Curitiba (Brazil)
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) (Brazil)
OSTI Identifier:
1465461
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 7; Related Information: © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.; Journal ID: ISSN 1422-0067
Publisher:
MDPI
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; abscisic acid; stomatal conductance; tropical forests; high temperature; drought; isohydric plants; anisohydric plants; isoprenoids; isoprene; monoterpenes

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Sampaio Filho, Israel, Jardine, Kolby, de Oliveira, Rosilena, Gimenez, Bruno, Cobello, Leticia, Piva, Luani, Candido, Luiz, Higuchi, Niro, and Chambers, Jeffrey. Below versus above Ground Plant Sources of Abscisic Acid (ABA) at the Heart of Tropical Forest Response to Warming. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.3390/ijms19072023.
Sampaio Filho, Israel, Jardine, Kolby, de Oliveira, Rosilena, Gimenez, Bruno, Cobello, Leticia, Piva, Luani, Candido, Luiz, Higuchi, Niro, & Chambers, Jeffrey. Below versus above Ground Plant Sources of Abscisic Acid (ABA) at the Heart of Tropical Forest Response to Warming. United States. doi:10.3390/ijms19072023.
Sampaio Filho, Israel, Jardine, Kolby, de Oliveira, Rosilena, Gimenez, Bruno, Cobello, Leticia, Piva, Luani, Candido, Luiz, Higuchi, Niro, and Chambers, Jeffrey. Thu . "Below versus above Ground Plant Sources of Abscisic Acid (ABA) at the Heart of Tropical Forest Response to Warming". United States. doi:10.3390/ijms19072023. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1465461.
@article{osti_1465461,
title = {Below versus above Ground Plant Sources of Abscisic Acid (ABA) at the Heart of Tropical Forest Response to Warming},
author = {Sampaio Filho, Israel and Jardine, Kolby and de Oliveira, Rosilena and Gimenez, Bruno and Cobello, Leticia and Piva, Luani and Candido, Luiz and Higuchi, Niro and Chambers, Jeffrey},
abstractNote = {Warming surface temperatures and increasing frequency and duration of widespread droughts threaten the health of natural forests and agricultural crops. High temperatures (HT) and intense droughts can lead to the excessive plant water loss and the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) resulting in extensive physical and oxidative damage to sensitive plant components including photosynthetic membranes. ROS signaling is tightly integrated with signaling mechanisms of the potent phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA), which stimulates stomatal closure leading to a reduction in transpiration and net photosynthesis, alters hydraulic conductivities, and activates defense gene expression including antioxidant systems. While generally assumed to be produced in roots and transported to shoots following drought stress, recent evidence suggests that a large fraction of plant ABA is produced in leaves via the isoprenoid pathway. Through stomatal regulation and stress signaling which alters water and carbon fluxes, we highlight the fact that ABA lies at the heart of the Carbon-Water-ROS Nexus of plant response to HT and drought stress. We discuss the current state of knowledge of ABA biosynthesis, transport, and degradation and the role of ABA and other isoprenoids in the oxidative stress response. We discuss potential variations in ABA production and stomatal sensitivity among different plant functional types including isohydric/anisohydric and pioneer/climax tree species. We describe experiments that would demonstrate the possibility of a direct energetic and carbon link between leaf ABA biosynthesis and photosynthesis, and discuss the potential for a positive feedback between leaf warming and enhanced ABA production together with reduced stomatal conductance and transpiration. Finally, we propose a new modeling framework to capture these interactions. We conclude by discussing the importance of ABA in diverse tropical ecosystems through increases in the thermotolerance of photosynthesis to drought and heat stress, and the global importance of these mechanisms to carbon and water cycling under climate change scenarios.},
doi = {10.3390/ijms19072023},
journal = {International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Online)},
issn = {1422-0067},
number = 7,
volume = 19,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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