Drought stress and rehydration affect the balance between MGDG and DGDG synthesis in cowpea leaves.

Membranes are main targets of drought, and there is growing evidence for the involvement of membrane lipid in plant adaptation to such an environmental stress. Biosynthesis of the galactosylglycerolipids, monogalactosyl-diacylglycerol (MGDG) and digalactosyl-diacylglycerol (DGDG), which are the main components of chloroplast envelope and thylakoid membranes… CONTINUE READING