Crop Biotech Update

Study Reveals Role of Wild Soybean Protein Kinase in Abiotic Resistance of Plants

December 14, 2022

Researchers from Northeast Agricultural University in China and partners reported the functional characteristics of wild soybean (Glycine soja) GsSnRK1.1 protein kinase in plant resistance to abiotic stresses. Their findings are published in the Journal of Plant Physiology.

Protein kinases are vital in regulating plant resistance to various stresses. In the study, GsSnRK1.1 gene that codes for a protein kinase was found to be actively involved in responding to abiotic stresses in wild soybean. Analysis showed the protein kinase activity, which showed that it could significantly promote resistance to salt-alkaline stresses in yeast and in transgenic Arabidopsis plants.

The results of the study provide vital information about the novel functions of SnRK1 protein kinases.

Read the research article for more details.

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