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24-Epibrassinolide application in plants: an implication for improving drought stress tolerance in plants


Tanveer, M and Shahzad, B and Sharma, A and Khan, EA, 24-Epibrassinolide application in plants: an implication for improving drought stress tolerance in plants, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 135 pp. 295-303. ISSN 0981-9428 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.plaphy.2018.12.013


Drought stress is one of most dramatic abiotic stresses, reduces crop yield significantly. Application of hormones proved as an effective drought stress ameliorating approach. 24-Epibrassinolide (EBL), an active by-product from brassinolide biosynthesis increases drought stress tolerance in plants significantly. EBL application enhances plant growth and development under drought stress by acting as signalling compound in different physiological processes. This article discussed potential role of 24-epibrassinolide application and drought tolerance in plants. Briefly, EBL sustains or improves plant growth and yield by enhancing carbon assimilation rate, maintaining a balance between ROS and antioxidants and also plays important role in solute accumulation and water relations. Furthermore, we also compared different EBL application methods and concluded that seed priming and foliar application are more productive as compared with root application method. In conclusion, EBL is very impressive phyto-hormone, which can ameliorate drought stress induced detrimental effects in plants.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:24-Epibrassinolide, drought tolerance, chlorophyll fluorescence, redox homeostasis, proline, yield
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant developmental and reproductive biology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Tanveer, M (Mr Mohsin Tanveer)
UTAS Author:Shahzad, B (Mr Babar Shahzad)
ID Code:151912
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:80
Deposited By:Agriculture and Food Systems
Deposited On:2022-08-08
Last Modified:2022-09-30

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