Characterization of the Promoter of the Homeobox Gene CaHB12 in Coffea arabica

Abiotic stresses, especially drought, are major bottlenecks for crop production. The CaHB12 gene codes for a transcription factor belonging to the HD-Zip family, and this gene was found to be induced by drought conditions in Coffea arabica. The overexpression of CaHB12 confers drought tolerance to transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana plants. In this study, the… CONTINUE READING