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

Date:
November 3, 2016
Source:
Salk Institute
Summary:
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.