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Arabidopsis PP2C belonging to group A have been extensively worked out and known to negatively regulate ABA signaling. However, rice (Oryza sativa) orthologs of Arabidopsis group A PP2C are scarcely characterized functionally. We have identified a group A PP2C from rice (OsPP108), which is highly inducible under ABA, salt and drought stresses and localized(More)
The Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. An objective of the series is to get the findings out quickly, even if the presentations are less than fully polished. The papers carry the names of the authors and should be cited accordingly. The findings,(More)
We use a combination of detailed panel data and a randomized experiment to assess the role of capital in the recovery process of microenterprises in Sri Lanka following the December 2004 tsunami. Disaster relief in low-income countries typically comes in the form of relief aid rather than insurance payments. In our data aid is found to be uncorrelated with(More)
Strengthening Climate Resilience (SCR) – through Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management' is a UK Department for International Development funded programme that aims to enhance the ability of developing country governments and civil society organisations to build the resilience of communities to disasters and climate change. It is coordinated by the(More)
In plant cell, cations gradient in cellular compartments is maintained by synergistic action of various exchangers, pumps and channels. The Arabidopsis exchanger family members (AtCCX3 and AtCCX5) were previously studied and belong to CaCA (calcium cation exchangers) superfamily while none of the rice CCXs has been functionally characterized for their(More)
Tolerance of plants to a number of biotic and abiotic stresses such as pathogen and herbivore attack, drought, salinity, cold and nutritional limitations is ensued by complex multimodule signaling pathways. The outcome of this complex signaling pathways results in adaptive responses by restoring the cellular homeostasis and thus promoting survival.(More)
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