"Stress Signaling I: The Role of Abscisic Acid (ABA)"

Christopher Rock, Yoichi Sakata, Ralph Quatrano

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This review concentrates on two aspects of how ABA is involved with the adaptation of plants to abiotic stress: (a) the perception of the stress and the resulting ABA response network of intermediates that transduce the signal to trigger gene expression, and (b) the control of ABA metabolism itself that governs the levels of ABA in cells and tissues. Given the importance of abiotic stresses in limiting crop yields, both of these control points, i.e., the ABA signaling pathways and ABA levels, are critical targets with potential for genetic engineering to enhance crop production and impact sustainable agriculture as global warming takes hold and further alters the environment. Increased knowledge of the details has revealed complex crosstalk between networks of multiple hormonal and stress response pathways, prompting the need for more systems level and comparative genomics approaches (e.g. Cove 2005; Khandelwal et al., 2008; Quatrano et al., 2007; W. Zhang et al., 2005). Natural vari
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication"Stress Signaling I: The Role of Abscisic Acid (ABA)"
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010


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