Laurent Laplaze & Abdelazziz Smouni
IRD, Montpellier, France & Université Mohamed V, Rabat, Maroc
Plant responses to abiotic stresses
Drought, Heat, Salinity, Heavy metals, Nutrient deficiencies, Phytoremediation
With global changes, plant are facing increasing levels of abiotic challenges such as increased drought episodes, salinization, or heavy metal pollution to cite a few. The aim of this session will be to illustrate how plants perceive and adapt to these environmental stresses and how this could be mobilized to rehabilitate degraded ecosystems and ensure global food security in the future.