A biomarker based on gene expression indicates plant water status in controlled and natural environments (pages 2175–2189)
GWENAËLLE MARCHAND, BAPTISTE MAYJONADE, DIDIER VARÈS, NICOLAS BLANCHET, MARIE-CLAUDE BONIFACE, PIERRE MAURY, FETY NAMBININA ANDRIANASOLO, PHILIPPE BURGER, PHILIPPE DEBAEKE, PIERRE CASADEBAIG, PATRICK VINCOURT and NICOLAS B. LANGLADE
Article first published online: 29 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/pce.12127
The need for a precise and robust environmental description is required in many scientific fields to explain how organisms respond to their abiotic and biotic environments.
Using the sunflower crop as a model, we developed a novel type of biomarker based on gene expression and able to estimate the water available to the plant in controlled and natural conditions. This new kind of molecular tool will be of great interest for eco-physiology, molecular physiology and genetics.