News tagged with hormone abscisic acid

Overlooked plants defy drought

A feature thought to make plants sensitive to drought could actually hold the key to them coping with it better, according to new findings published in eLife.

dateOct 04, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Animal hormone is involved in plant stress memory

Regulating melatonin production in plants via drought priming could be a promising approach to enhancing abiotic stress tolerance of crops in future climate scenarios. The findings have just been published by Journal of Pineal ...

dateJun 17, 2016 in Biotechnology
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To wilt or not to wilt?

The growth hormone abscisic acid affects the ability of plants to control water loss through their leaves as well as their ability to recuperate after drought conditions. Early growth conditions are crucial to long term abscisic ...

dateMay 14, 2014 in Biotechnology
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On guard against drought

Identification of a gene that helps plants to conserve water under drought conditions will bring biologists closer to understanding how plants tolerate drought. Researchers, led by Takashi Kuromori at Japan's RIKEN Plant ...

dateOct 28, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Drought resistance explained

Much as adrenaline coursing through our veins drives our body's reactions to stress, the plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) is behind plants' responses to stressful situations such as drought, but how it does so has been a ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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