Overexpression of ARGOS Genes Modifies Plant Sensitivity to Ethylene, Leading to Improved Drought Tolerance in Both Arabidopsis and Maize[OPEN]

@article{Shi2015OverexpressionOA,
  title={Overexpression of ARGOS Genes Modifies Plant Sensitivity to Ethylene, Leading to Improved Drought Tolerance in Both Arabidopsis and Maize[OPEN]},
  author={Jinrui Shi and Jeffrey E. Habben and Rayeann L Archibald and Bruce J. Drummond and Mark A. Chamberlin and Robert W. Williams and H Renee Lafitte and Ben P Weers},
  journal={Plant Physiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={169},
  pages={266 - 282}
}
Reducing ethylene sensitivity by modifying the expression of a negative regulator of ethylene signal transduction improves grain yield in maize under drought stress environments. Lack of sufficient water is a major limiting factor to crop production worldwide, and the development of drought-tolerant germplasm is needed to improve crop productivity. The phytohormone ethylene modulates plant growth and development as well as plant response to abiotic stress. Recent research has shown that… 

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