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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 97-107
DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2011.97.107
Epiphytic Plants Responses to Light and Water Stress
M.S. Ruzana Adibah and A.N. Ainuddin

Abstract:
Epiphytes are plants susceptible to the current climate change due to continuous exposure of environmental changes. In this study, we review the epiphytes responses to fluctuations in their surrounding environments. Abiotic factors such as light and water are the important contributors towards the epiphytes growth. Epiphytes might suffer from environmental stresses namely high light intensity and water deficit, affecting its growth and physiological attributes. Epiphytes use several mechanisms to counter aforementioned problems and one of it is through changes of physiological pathways. Some of the epiphytes use Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) as protection system for survival in severe environments. Future studies should include more approaches used by this plant as defense mechanisms to such stresses and more studies on leaf anatomy, leaf structure and variations in biochemical components for further understanding of the mechanisms involved.
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How to cite this article:

M.S. Ruzana Adibah and A.N. Ainuddin, 2011. Epiphytic Plants Responses to Light and Water Stress. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 10: 97-107.

DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2011.97.107

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajps.2011.97.107

 
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