Growth, development, transpiration, and translocation as affected by abiotic environmental factors

Chieri Kubota

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Abstract

Understanding of environmental factors affecting various aspects of plant growth and development is crucial in plant factories' design and operation. This chapter first defines vegetative growth (shoots and root growth) and then discusses the typical abiotic environmental factors (temperature, light intensity, light quality, photoperiod, humidity, carbon dioxide concentration, air current speed, and nutrient and root-zone environment) affecting plant growth and development. Then transpiration and translocation of sugar are briefly described using the general physiological understanding of water potential and the sink-source relationship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPlant Factory
Subtitle of host publicationAn Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages207-220
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780128166918
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 6 2019

Keywords

  • Boundary layer
  • Daily light integral
  • DLI
  • Environmental factors
  • Photoperiodic response
  • Relative growth rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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