International Society for Plant Anaerobiosis

Publications of the International Society for Plant Anaerobiosis (ISPA)

For ISI-indexed peer-reviewed articles, we suggest that you use Web of Science. Useful keywords for your search are for example: anaerobiosis, internal aeration, underwater photosynthesis, submergence tolerance, ROL, SUB1, SNORKEL1, anoxia, hypoxia, excape response, quiescence response, elongation, ehtylene, expansins et cetera.

A list of selected papers on plant anaerobiosis authored by ISPA members is found below


Plant Physiology special issue on "Flooding tolerance of Brassicaceae".

AOB PLants
special issue on "Plant responses to low-oxygen environments".


Plant Cell & Environment special issue on "Flooding and Anaerobiosis"

Frontiers in PLANT SCIENCE
special issue on "Plant responses to flooding".


New Phytologist special issue published after the ISPA Conference in Italy 2010.


Annals of Botany special issue published after the ISPA Conference in Japan 2007.


Voesenek LACJ, Sasidharan R, Visser EJW, Bailey-Serres J. 2016. Flooding stress signaling through perturbations in oxygen, ethylene, nitric oxide and light. New Phytologist 209: 39-43.

Garssen AG, Baattrup-Pedersen A, Voesenek LACJ, Verhoeven JTA, Soons MB. 2015. Riparian plant community responses to increased flooding: a meta‐analysis. Global Change Biology 21: 2881–2890.

Joanna KP, van Rooij J, Vanneste S, Pierik R, Ankie MH, Marleen H, McLoughlin F, Gühl K, van Isterdael G, Voesenek LACJ. 2015. Ethylene-mediated regulation of A2-type CYCLINs modulates hyponastic growth in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology 169: 194-208.

Manzur ME, Grimoldi AA, Insausti P, Striker GG. 2015. Radial oxygen loss and physical barriers in relation to root tissue age in species with different types of aerenchyma. Functional Plant Biology 42(1): 9-17.

Riber W, Müller JT, Visser EJW, Sasidharan R, Voesenek LACJ, Mustroph A. 2015. N-End rule pathway mutant with high tolerance to submergence and starvation. Plant Physiology 167: 1616-1629.

Sasidharan R, Voesenek LACJ. 2015. Ethylene-mediated acclimations to flooding stress. Plant Physiology 169: 3-12.

Schaller GE, Voesenek LACJ. 2015. Focus on ethylene. Plant Physiology 169: 1-2.

Voesenek LACJ, Bailey-Serres J. 2015. Flood adaptive traits and processes: an overview. New Phytologist 206: 57-73.

Voesenek LACJ, Bailey-Serres J. 2015. Hypoxia and development: Air conditional. Nature Plants 1.

Yasumura Y, Pierik R, Kelly S, Sakuta M, Voesenek LACJ, Harberd NP. 2015. An ancestral role for constitutive triple response 1 (CTR1) proteins in both ethylene and abscisic acid signaling. Plant Physiology 169: 283-298.

Colmer TD, Armstrong W, Greenway H, Ismail AM, Kirk GJD, Atwell BJ. 2014. Physiological mechanisms of flooding tolerance in rice: transient complete submergence and prolonged standing water. Progress in Botany 75: 255-307.

Dawood T, Rieu I, Wolters-Arts M, Derksen EB, Mariani C, Visser EJ. 2014. Rapid flooding-induced adventitious root development from preformed primordia in Solanum dulcamara. AoB PLANTS 6: plt058.

Herzog M, Pedersen O. 2014. Partial versus complete submergence - snorkeling aids root aeration in Rumex palustris but not in R. acetosa. Plant, Cell & Environment 37: 2381-2390.

Huber H, Visser EJ, Clements G, Peters JL. 2014. Flooding and fragment size interact to determine survival and regrowth after fragmentation in two stoloniferous Trifolium species. AoB PLANTS: plu024.

Kirk G, Greenway H, Atwell B, Ismail A, Colmer T 2014. Adaptation of rice to flooded soils. Progress in Botany: Springer, 215-253.

Lauridsen T, Glavina K, Colmer TD, Winkel A, Irvine S, Lefmann K, Feidenhans'l R, Pedersen O. 2014. Visualisation by high resolution synchrotron X-ray phase contrast micro-tomography of gas films on submerged superhydrophobic leaves. Journal of Structural Biology 188(1): 61-70.

Striker GG, Casas C, Manzur ME, Ploschuk RA, Casal JJ. 2014. Phenomic networks reveal largely independent root and shoot adjustment in waterlogged plants of Lotus japonicus. Plant, Cell & Environment.

Winkel A, Pedersen O, Ella ES, Ismail AM, Colmer TD. 2014. Gas film retention and underwater photosynthesis during field submergence of four contrasting rice genotypes. Journal of Experimental Botany 65: 3225-3233.

Parad GA, Zarafshar M, Striker GG, Sattarian A. 2013. Some physiological and morphological responses of Pyrus boissieriana to flooding. Trees 27(5): 1387-1393.

Pedersen O, Colmer TD, Sand-Jensen K. 2013. Underwater photosynthesis of submerged plants – recent advances and methods. Frontiers in Plant Science 4.

Rich SM, Pedersen O, Ludwig M, Colmer TD. 2013. Shoot atmospheric contact is of little importance to aeration of deeper portions of the wetland plant Meionectes brownii; submerged organs mainly acquire O2 from the water column or produce it endogenously in underwater photosynthesis. Plant, Cell & Environment 36: 213-223.

van Veen H, Mustroph A, Barding GA, Vergeer-van Eijk M, Welschen-Evertman RAM, Pedersen O, Visser EJW, Larive CK, Pierik R, Bailey-Serres J, et al. 2013. Two Rumex species from contrasting hydrological niches regulate flooding tolerance through distinct mechanisms. The Plant Cell 25(11): 4691-4707.

Winkel A, Colmer TD, Ismail AM, Pedersen O. 2013. Internal aeration of paddy field rice (Oryza sativa L.) during complete submergence – importance of light and floodwater O2. New Phytologist 197: 1193-1203.

Akman M, Bhikharie AV, McLean EH, Boonman A, Visser EJ, Schranz ME, van Tienderen PH. 2012. Wait or escape? Contrasting submergence tolerance strategies of Rorippa amphibia, Rorippa sylvestris and their hybrid. Annals of Botany 109(7): 1263-1276.

Bailey-Serres J, Fukao T, Gibbs DJ, Holdsworth MJ, Lee SC, Licausi F, Perata P, Voesenek LACJ, van Dongen JT. 2012a. Making sense of low oxygen sensing. Trends in Plant Science 17(3): 129-138.

Bailey-Serres J, Lee SC, Brinton E. 2012b. Waterproofing crops: effective flooding survival strategies. Plant Physiology 160(4): 1698-1709.

Frandsen M, Nilsson B, Engesgaard P, Pedersen O. 2012. Groundwater seepage stimulates the growth of aquatic macrophytes. Freshwater Biology 57(5): 907-921.

Huber H, Chen X, Hendriks M, Keijsers D, Voesenek LA, Pierik R, Poorter H, de Kroon H, Visser EJ. 2012. Plasticity as a plastic response: how submergence‐induced leaf elongation in Rumex palustris depends on light and nutrient availability in its early life stage. New Phytologist 194(2): 572-582.

Pedersen O, Colmer TD. 2012. Physical gills prevent drowning of many wetland insects, spiders and plants. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 705-709.

Striker G. 2012. Time is on our side: the importance of considering a recovery period when assessing flooding tolerance in plants. Ecological Research: 1-5.

Striker G, Izaguirre R, Manzur M, Grimoldi A. 2012. Different strategies of Lotus japonicus, L. corniculatus and L. tenuis to deal with complete submergence at seedling stage. Plant Biology 14(1): 50-55.

Verboven P, Pedersen O, Herremans E, Ho QT, Nicolaï BM, Colmer TD, Teakle N. 2012. Root aeration via aerenchymatous phellem: three-dimensional micro-imaging and radial O2 profiles in Melilotus siculus. New Phytologist 193(2): 420-431.