Growth, Development, Transpiration and Translocation as Affected by Abiotic Environmental Factors

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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: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages151-164
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780128017753
ISBN (Print)9780128018484
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2015

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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Kubota, C. (2015). Growth, Development, Transpiration and Translocation as Affected by Abiotic Environmental Factors. In Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production (pp. 151-164). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801775-3.00010-X