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Understanding a mechanistic basis of ABA involvement in plant adaptation to soil flooding: the current standing


Zhao, Y and Zhang, W and Abou-Elwafa, SF and Shabala, S and Xu, L, Understanding a mechanistic basis of ABA involvement in plant adaptation to soil flooding: the current standing, Plants, 10 Article 1982. ISSN 2223-7747 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3390/plants10101982


Soil flooding severely impairs agricultural crop production. Plants can cope with flooding conditions by embracing an orchestrated set of morphological adaptations and physiological adjustments that are regulated by the elaborated hormonal signaling network. The most prominent of these hormones is ethylene, which has been firmly established as a critical signal in flooding tolerance. ABA (abscisic acid) is also known as a "stress hormone" that modulates various responses to abiotic stresses; however, its role in flooding tolerance remains much less established. Here, we discuss the progress made in the elucidation of morphological adaptations regulated by ABA and its crosstalk with other phytohormones under flooding conditions in model plants and agriculturally important crops.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ABA, phytohormones, flooding, abscisic acid, phytohormones, morphological adaptations, flooding stress
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Other plant production and plant primary products
Objective Field:Other plant production and plant primary products not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Shabala, S (Professor Sergey Shabala)
ID Code:147846
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Agriculture and Food Systems
Deposited On:2021-11-18
Last Modified:2022-04-07
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