Jaume Flexas

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Affiliation: Universitat de les Illes Balears
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Relationship between maximum leaf photosynthesis, nitrogen content and specific leaf area in balearic endemic and non-endemic mediterranean species
    Javier Gulias
    Institut Mediterrani d Estudis Avançats CSIC UIB, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa, km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Ann Bot 92:215-22. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Drought-inhibition of photosynthesis in C3 plants: stomatal and non-stomatal limitations revisited
    J Flexas
    Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados, UIB IMEDEA, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Ann Bot 89:183-9. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Diffusive and metabolic limitations to photosynthesis under drought and salinity in C(3) plants
    J Flexas
    Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    Plant Biol (Stuttg) 6:269-79. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Diffusional conductances to CO2 as a target for increasing photosynthesis and photosynthetic water-use efficiency
    Jaume Flexas
    Research Group on Plant Biology under Mediterranean Conditions, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122, Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain
    Photosynth Res 117:45-59. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Mesophyll diffusion conductance to CO2: an unappreciated central player in photosynthesis
    Jaume Flexas
    Research Group in Plant Biology under Mediterranean Conditions, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain
    Plant Sci 193:70-84. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Mesophyll conductance to CO2: current knowledge and future prospects
    Jaume Flexas
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    Plant Cell Environ 31:602-21. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Mesophyll conductance to CO2 in Arabidopsis thaliana
    J Flexas
    Laboratori de Fisiologia Vegetal, Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    New Phytol 175:501-11. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Analysis of leakage in IRGA's leaf chambers of open gas exchange systems: quantification and its effects in photosynthesis parameterization
    J Flexas
    Laboratori de Fisiologia Vegetal, Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    J Exp Bot 58:1533-43. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Tobacco aquaporin NtAQP1 is involved in mesophyll conductance to CO2 in vivo
    Jaume Flexas
    Laboratori de Fisiologia Vegetal, Grup de Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterrànies, Universitat de les Illes Balears Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    Plant J 48:427-39. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Decreased Rubisco activity during water stress is not induced by decreased relative water content but related to conditions of low stomatal conductance and chloroplast CO2 concentration
    J Flexas
    Laboratori de Fisiologia Vegetal, Grup de Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterrànies, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    New Phytol 172:73-82. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Relationship between maximum leaf photosynthesis, nitrogen content and specific leaf area in balearic endemic and non-endemic mediterranean species
    Javier Gulias
    Institut Mediterrani d Estudis Avançats CSIC UIB, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa, km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Ann Bot 92:215-22. 2003
    ..However, endemic species had a lower Am for any given SLA and Nm. Hypotheses are presented to explain these differences, and their possible role in reducing the distribution of many endemic Balearic species is discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Drought-inhibition of photosynthesis in C3 plants: stomatal and non-stomatal limitations revisited
    J Flexas
    Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados, UIB IMEDEA, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Ann Bot 89:183-9. 2002
    ..However, in parallel, progressive down-regulation or inhibition of metabolic processes leads to decreased RuBP content, which becomes the dominant limitation at severe drought, and thereby inhibits photosynthetic CO2 assimilation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Diffusive and metabolic limitations to photosynthesis under drought and salinity in C(3) plants
    J Flexas
    Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    Plant Biol (Stuttg) 6:269-79. 2004
    ..Measurements based on the photosynthetic response to chloroplast CO(2) often confirm that the photosynthetic capacity is preserved but photosynthesis is limited by diffusive resistances in drought and salt-stressed leaves...
  4. ncbi request reprint Diffusional conductances to CO2 as a target for increasing photosynthesis and photosynthetic water-use efficiency
    Jaume Flexas
    Research Group on Plant Biology under Mediterranean Conditions, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122, Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain
    Photosynth Res 117:45-59. 2013
    ..We conclude that for simultaneous improvement of A N and WUE, genetic manipulation of g m should avoid parallel changes in g s, and we suggest that the appropriate trait for selection for enhanced WUE is increased g m/g s. ..
  5. doi request reprint Mesophyll diffusion conductance to CO2: an unappreciated central player in photosynthesis
    Jaume Flexas
    Research Group in Plant Biology under Mediterranean Conditions, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain
    Plant Sci 193:70-84. 2012
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  6. ncbi request reprint Mesophyll conductance to CO2: current knowledge and future prospects
    Jaume Flexas
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    Plant Cell Environ 31:602-21. 2008
    ..Finally, a series of research priorities for the near future are proposed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Mesophyll conductance to CO2 in Arabidopsis thaliana
    J Flexas
    Laboratori de Fisiologia Vegetal, Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    New Phytol 175:501-11. 2007
    ..The results suggest that in A. thaliana A(N) is limited by low g(m) and low capacity for carboxylation. Decreased g(m) is the main factor involved in early age-induced photosynthetic decline...
  8. ncbi request reprint Analysis of leakage in IRGA's leaf chambers of open gas exchange systems: quantification and its effects in photosynthesis parameterization
    J Flexas
    Laboratori de Fisiologia Vegetal, Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    J Exp Bot 58:1533-43. 2007
    ..Therefore, photosynthetic parameterization can be improved by: (i) correcting A and Ci values for chamber leakage estimated using a photosynthetically inactive leaf; and (ii) using A-Cc instead of A-Ci curves...
  9. ncbi request reprint Tobacco aquaporin NtAQP1 is involved in mesophyll conductance to CO2 in vivo
    Jaume Flexas
    Laboratori de Fisiologia Vegetal, Grup de Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterrànies, Universitat de les Illes Balears Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    Plant J 48:427-39. 2006
    ..These results provide evidence for the in vivo involvement of aquaporin NtAQP1 in mesophyll conductance to CO(2)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Decreased Rubisco activity during water stress is not induced by decreased relative water content but related to conditions of low stomatal conductance and chloroplast CO2 concentration
    J Flexas
    Laboratori de Fisiologia Vegetal, Grup de Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterrànies, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    New Phytol 172:73-82. 2006
    ..Despite the occurrence of Rubisco regulation, CO2 availability in the chloroplast, not impairment of Rubisco activity, limits photosynthesis during WS...
  11. doi request reprint Photosynthesis limitations during water stress acclimation and recovery in the drought-adapted Vitis hybrid Richter-110 (V. berlandierixV. rupestris)
    Jaume Flexas
    Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
    J Exp Bot 60:2361-77. 2009
    ..Finally, photosynthesis recovery after rewatering was mostly limited by SL, since stomatal closure recovered much more slowly than g(m)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Rapid variations of mesophyll conductance in response to changes in CO2 concentration around leaves
    Jaume Flexas
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    Plant Cell Environ 30:1284-98. 2007
    ..The importance of these findings is discussed in terms of their effects on parameterization of AN-Ci curves...
  13. doi request reprint In vivo cytochrome and alternative pathway respiration in leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana plants with altered alternative oxidase under different light conditions
    Igor Florez-Sarasa
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Plant Cell Environ 34:1373-83. 2011
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  14. doi request reprint Physiological and morphological adaptations in relation to water use efficiency in Mediterranean accessions of Solanum lycopersicum
    Jeroni Galmés
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, IMEDEA Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Plant Cell Environ 34:245-60. 2011
    ....
  15. doi request reprint The role of mesophyll conductance during water stress and recovery in tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris): acclimation or limitation?
    Alexander Galle
    Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    J Exp Bot 60:2379-90. 2009
    ..In conclusion, besides g(s), g(m) contributes greatly to the limitation of photosynthesis during water stress and during recovery from water stress, but its role is strongly dependent on the impact of additional environmental factors...
  16. pmc Effects of drought stress and subsequent rewatering on photosynthetic and respiratory pathways in Nicotiana sylvestris wild type and the mitochondrial complex I-deficient CMSII mutant
    Alexander Galle
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Departament de Biologia UIB IMEDEA, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, E 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    J Exp Bot 61:765-75. 2010
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Changes of alternative oxidase activity, capacity and protein content in leaves of Cucumis sativus wild-type and MSC16 mutant grown under different light intensities
    Igor Florez-Sarasa
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Departament de Biologï a, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Ctra Valldemossa km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Physiol Plant 137:419-26. 2009
    ..However, although differences in soluble sugar contents mostly regulate the capacity of the AOP at different growth light intensities, additional regulatory mechanisms are necessary to fully explain the observed results...
  18. doi request reprint Photosynthetic characterization of Rubisco transplantomic lines reveals alterations on photochemistry and mesophyll conductance
    Jeroni Galmés
    Research Group on Plant Biology under Mediterranean Conditions, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Ctra de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma, Spain
    Photosynth Res 115:153-66. 2013
    ..Since the g m/g s ratio has been shown to positively correlate with intrinsic WUE, the present results suggest that altering photosynthesis by modifying Rubisco catalysis may also be useful for targeting WUE. ..
  19. pmc Importance of leaf anatomy in determining mesophyll diffusion conductance to CO2 across species: quantitative limitations and scaling up by models
    Magdalena Tomas
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterrànies IMEDEA Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    J Exp Bot 64:2269-81. 2013
    ..These results demonstrate the major role of anatomy in constraining mesophyll diffusion conductance and, consequently, in determining the variability in photosynthetic capacity among species...
  20. doi request reprint Adjustments of water use efficiency by stomatal regulation during drought and recovery in the drought-adapted Vitis hybrid Richter-110 (V. berlandieri x V. rupestris)
    Alicia Pou
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    Physiol Plant 134:313-23. 2008
    ..This genotype is revealed to be very interesting for further studies on the physiological mechanisms leading to regulation of stomatal responsiveness and WUE in response to drought...
  21. ncbi request reprint Modulation of relative growth rate and its components by water stress in Mediterranean species with different growth forms
    Jeroni Galmés
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Oecologia 145:21-31. 2005
    ..This different response of the different growth forms may reflect differences in seedling adaptation and surviving strategies to drought periods...
  22. ncbi request reprint Photosynthetic limitations in response to water stress and recovery in Mediterranean plants with different growth forms
    Jeroni Galmés
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    New Phytol 175:81-93. 2007
    ..Photosynthetic recovery of severely stressed plants after rewatering showed a dominant role of MC(L), irrespective of the degree of photosynthesis recovery...
  23. ncbi request reprint Acclimation of Rubisco specificity factor to drought in tobacco: discrepancies between in vitro and in vivo estimations
    Jeroni Galmés
    Laboratori de Fisiologia Vegetal, Grup de Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterrànies, Universitat de les Illes Balears Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, E 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    J Exp Bot 57:3659-67. 2006
    ....
  24. pmc The Mediterranean evergreen Quercus ilex and the semi-deciduous Cistus albidus differ in their leaf gas exchange regulation and acclimation to repeated drought and re-watering cycles
    Alexander Galle
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, E 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    J Exp Bot 62:5207-16. 2011
    ..Thus, differences in the photosynthetic acclimation to repeated drought cycles can have important consequences on the relative fitness of different Mediterranean species or growth forms within the frame of climate change scenarios...
  25. pmc Rubisco activity in Mediterranean species is regulated by the chloroplastic CO2 concentration under water stress
    Jeroni Galmés
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, IMEDEA Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    J Exp Bot 62:653-65. 2011
    ..Those species adapted to low C(c) were more capable of maintaining active Rubisco as drought stress intensified...
  26. ncbi request reprint Leaf mesophyll conductance and leaf hydraulic conductance: an introduction to their measurement and coordination
    Jaume Flexas
    Research Group on Plant Biology under Mediterranean Conditions, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07121 Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain
    J Exp Bot 64:3965-81. 2013
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Aquaporin expression in response to different water stress intensities and recovery in Richter-110 (Vitis sp.): relationship with ecophysiological status
    Jeroni Galmés
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Planta 226:671-81. 2007
    ..We suggest that aquaporin expression was responsive to water stress as part of the homeostasis, which resulted in constant leaf water potential and hydraulic conductivity...
  28. ncbi request reprint Regulation of photosynthesis of C3 plants in response to progressive drought: stomatal conductance as a reference parameter
    H Medrano
    Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados, UIB_IMEDEA, Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    Ann Bot 89:895-905. 2002
    ..non-stomatal limitations to photosynthesis under drought. The significance of these findings for the improvement of water-use efficiency of crops is discussed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Variation in Rubisco content and activity under variable climatic factors
    Jeroni Galmés
    Research Group on Plant Biology under Mediterranean Conditions, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Ctra de Valldemossa Km 7 5, 07122, Palma, Spain
    Photosynth Res 117:73-90. 2013
    ..It is suggested that decreased Rubisco activity will be a major effect induced by climate change, which will need to be considered in any prediction model on plant productivity in the near future. ..
  30. doi request reprint Leaf anatomical properties in relation to differences in mesophyll conductance to CO(2) and photosynthesis in two related Mediterranean Abies species
    José Javier Peguero-Pina
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa, km 7 5, 07071, Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    Plant Cell Environ 35:2121-9. 2012
    ..Thus, the cell wall and chloroplast properties in relation to CO(2) diffusion constitute a near-future research priority...
  31. doi request reprint Photosynthetic responses of soybean (Glycine max L.) to heat-induced electrical signalling are predominantly governed by modifications of mesophyll conductance for CO(2)
    Alexander Galle
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa Km 7 5, ES 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Plant Cell Environ 36:542-52. 2013
    ..We therefore conclude that the effect of electrical signalling on photosynthesis in soybean is triggered by its immediate effects on g(m) ...
  32. pmc Effects of water stress on respiration in soybean leaves
    Miquel Ribas-Carbo
    Grup de Recerca en Biologia de les Plantes en Condicions Mediterranies, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
    Plant Physiol 139:466-73. 2005
    ..Unlike many other stresses, water stress did not affect the levels of mitochondrial alternative oxidase protein. This suggests a biochemical regulation (other than protein synthesis) that causes this mitochondrial electron shift...
  33. ncbi request reprint Photosynthetic responses to water deficit in six Mediterranean sclerophyll species: possible factors explaining the declining distribution of Rhamnus ludovici-salvatoris, an endemic Balearic species
    J Gulias
    Laboratori de Fisiologia Vegetal, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa, km 7 5, 07071 Palma de Mallorca, Balears, Spain
    Tree Physiol 22:687-97. 2002
    ..It also had the lowest DPS and thermal dissipation among the six species. We conclude that the photosynthetic traits of R. ludovici-salvatoris account for its limited ability to compete with other species in the Mediterranean region...
  34. doi request reprint Phytochrome-driven changes in respiratory electron transport partitioning in soybean (Glycine max. L.) cotyledons
    M Ribas-Carbo
    Universitat de Illes Balears, Departament de Biologia, Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal, Illes Balears, Spain
    Plant Biol (Stuttg) 10:281-7. 2008
    ..The involvement of a phytochrome receptor was confirmed by demonstration of reversibility by far-red light. The implications of the possible involvement of phytochrome in the regulation of mitochondrial electron transport are discussed...
  35. doi request reprint Modeling the effects of light and sucrose on in vitro propagated plants: a multiscale system analysis using artificial intelligence technology
    Jorge Gago
    Applied Plant and Soil Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain Laboratori de Fisiologia Vegetal, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados UIB IMEDEA, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    PLoS ONE 9:e85989. 2014
    ..Various soft-computing techniques, such as neural networks or fuzzy logic, were designed to analyze complex multivariate data sets and might be used to model large such multiscale data sets in plant biology...
  36. doi request reprint Effect of mitochondrial genome rearrangement on respiratory activity, photosynthesis, photorespiration and energy status of MSC16 cucumber (Cucumis sativus) mutant
    Izabela M Juszczuk
    Institute of Experimental Plant Biology, University of Warsaw, Miecznikowa 1, PL 02 096 Warsaw, Poland
    Physiol Plant 131:527-41. 2007
    ..The sum of all the described changes in photosynthetic and respiratory metabolism resulted in a lower ATP availability and a slower plant growth...
  37. doi request reprint Photochemistry, remotely sensed physiological reflectance index and de-epoxidation state of the xanthophyll cycle in Quercus coccifera under intense drought
    José Javier Peguero-Pina
    Unidad de Recursos Forestales, Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria, Gobierno de Aragón, Apdo 727, 50080 Saragossa, Spain
    Oecologia 156:1-11. 2008
    ..It is concluded that, contrary to early reports, PRI is a sensible, indirect, non-destructive water stress indicator, even in plants experiencing intense drought...
  38. ncbi request reprint The worldwide leaf economics spectrum
    Ian J Wright
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    Nature 428:821-7. 2004
    ..Reliable quantification of the leaf economics spectrum and its interaction with climate will prove valuable for modelling nutrient fluxes and vegetation boundaries under changing land-use and climate...