Scientists Identify Molecular Conductors that Help Plants Respond to DroughtNovember 9, 2016
A new study conducted at the Salk Institute found molecular conductors that help plants respond to stress such as drought and salinity. The study suggests that during environmental stresses, a small group of proteins acts as conductors to manage the complex responses of plants to stress.
One of these conductors is abscisic acid (ABA), a plant hormone involved in seed development and water optimization. The team exposed 3-day-old seedlings of Arabidopsis thaliana to ABA and checked gene expression at regular time points over 60 hours. Results gathered 122 datasets which involve 33,602 genes, 3,061 of which were expressed at differing levels for at least one time point. Data revealed a hierarchy of control, with some regulatory proteins ranking as top contributors to gene expression.
For more details, read the news release at the Salk Institute website.
Biotech Updates is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. It is distributed for free to over 22,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- Gene Network Controls Number of Flowers and Fruits During Critical Growth Window in Plants
- Study Reveals Public Perceptions of Genetically Engineered Nutraceuticals
- Scientists Identify Molecular Conductors that Help Plants Respond to Drought
- Science Education Highlighted in World Life Science Conference
- Japanese Researchers Decode Japanese Morning Glory Genome
- USDA Releases Updates on Agri-biotech in Italy and France
- Plant Roots See Light in the Dark
- Rothamsted Research Submits Application to Conduct GM Wheat Field Trial
- Survey Shows Two Thirds of Public Supports GM Crops
- ZmCCT-associated QTL Regulates Flowering and Stress Responses under Long-Day Conditions
- Overexpression of Tomato Gene Impacts Agronomic Traits via Regulation of Gibberellin and Auxin Homeostasis
Beyond Crop Biotech
- Fungus Genome Assembled Using Nanopore-Generated Reads
- CRISPR-Cas9-mediated Mutagenesis in Physcomitrella patens
- BIO Asia International Conference
- TALEN-mediated Mutagenesis of COMT in Sugarcane Improves Cell Wall Decomposition for Ethanol Production
Read the latest:
- Biotech Updates (February 21, 2024)
- Gene Editing Supplement (February 14, 2024)
- Gene Drive Supplement (February 22, 2023)
Subscribe to BU: