Tech ID: 19.661
Professors Guangmin Xia at Shandong University and Xiangdong Fu at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology and their co-workers have demonstrated that application of quercetin to plants reduces the plant’s water requirement without any detrimental effects on carbon fixation, nitrogen assimilation and plant growth. Quercetin applications promote stomatal closing while boosting photosynthetic activity, thus negating the effects of reduced stomatal conductance on carbon fixation.
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