Wild plant resources for studying molecular mechanisms of drought/strong light stress tolerance
Drought is one of the major environmental factors restricting plant productivity worldwide. Under drought in the presence of strong light, plants are liable to be damaged by excessively-absorbed solar energy as well as dehydration of their tissues. Wild plants found in the arid zones are equipped with specialized mechanisms for either avoiding or tolerating drought, and successfully adapt to the harsh environments. Recent molecular studies on the wild plants have shed new lights on the unique features of their resistance mechanisms, which are markedly different from those found in the model and/or domesticated crop plants.
- Plant biotechnology
Plant biotechnology 25(3), 257-263, 2008-06-01
Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology