Swift metabolite changes and leaf shedding are milestones in the acclimation process of grapevine under prolonged water stress Academic Article uri icon


  • Background Grape leaves provide the biochemical substrates for berry development. Thus, understanding the regulation of grapevine leaf metabolism can aid in discerning processes fundamental to fruit development and berry quality. Here, the temporal alterations in leaf metabolism in Merlot grapevine grown under sufficient irrigation and water deficit were monitored from veraison until harvest.

publication date

  • January 1, 2019