The Yin-Yang of Cytokinin Homeostasis and Drought Acclimation/Adaptation

Weiqiang Li, Luis Herrera-Estrella, Lam Son Phan Tran

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Abstract

Increasing evidence has shown that cytokinins (CKs) regulate plant drought acclimation/adaptation through a multistep phosphorelay pathway. Recent progress has allowed us to suggest a yin-and-yang-type relationship between CK homeostasis and acclimation/adaptation responses that modulates plant fitness and yields stability under drought through a complex network involving crosstalk with abscisic acid (ABA).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-550
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Keywords

  • Abscisic acid
  • Cytokinin
  • Growth adjustment
  • Plant drought adaptation
  • Transcription factor
  • Two-component system

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