Key players in complex plant response to stress, coping with drought


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From left: Shao-shan (Carol) Huang, Joe Ecker, Liang Song.
Credit: Salk Institute

Molecular conductors help plants respond to drought

Scientists find key players in complex plant response to stress, offering clues to coping with drier conditions

November 3, 2016
Salk Institute
We can tell when plants need water: their leaves droop and they start to look dry. But what’s happening on a molecular level? Scientists have made a leap forward in answering that question, which could be critical to helping agriculture adapt to drought and other climate-related stressors.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.