Physiological responses of selected vegetable crop species to water stress

Eszter Nemeskéri, L. Helyes

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The frequency of drought periods influences the yield potential of crops under field conditions. The change in morphology and anatomy of plants has been tested during drought stress under controlled conditions but the change in physiological processes has not been adequately studied in separate studies but needs to be reviewed collectively. This review presents the responses of green peas, snap beans, tomatoes and sweet corn to water stress based on their stomatal behaviour, canopy temperature, chlorophyll fluorescence and the chlorophyll content of leaves. These stress markers can be used for screening the drought tolerance of genotypes, the irrigation schedules or prediction of yield.

Original languageEnglish
Article number447
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 13 2019



  • Canopy temperature
  • Chlorophyll fluorescence
  • SPAD
  • Stomatal conductance
  • Vegetable crops
  • Water stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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