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The JASMONATE ZIM-DOMAIN family proteins are the important node in jasmonic acid-abscisic acid crosstalk in regulating plant response to drought


Aarti Gupta, Mamta Bhardwaj and Lam-Son Phan Tran*  


Plants modulate the metabolism of phytohormones and their signaling pathways under drought to regulate physiological and adaptive responses. Jasmonic acid (JA) is one of the major classes of phytohormones and has been found to potentially enhance plant tolerance to various abiotic stresses, including drought. The JASMONATE ZIM-DOMAIN (JAZ) proteins are the negative regulators in the JA-signaling pathway. The JAZ protein family is explicit to plants and involved in the regulation of numerous biological processes, including drought-responsive mechanisms. In this review, we synthesize the mechanistic insight into the roles of JAZ proteins in regulation of drought responses by connecting the JA-signaling with abscisic acid-signaling to modulate drought-responsive physiological processes.


Abscisic acid, jasmonic acid, jasmonoyl-L-isoleucine, methyl jasmonate, stomata, TIFY


Department of Life Sciences, POSTECH Biotech Center, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Department of Botany, Hindu Girls College, Maharshi Dayanand University, Sonipat 131001, Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, 03 Quang Trung, Da Nang

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