ABA signal in rice under stress conditions

Nenghui Ye, Liguo Jia, Jianhua ZHANG*

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Ever since its discovery, abscisic acid (ABA) has been intensively studied due to its versatile functions in plant developmental and physiological processes. Many signaling details of ABA have been well elucidated and reviewed. The identification of ABA receptors is a great breakthrough in the field of ABA study, whereas the discovery of ABA transporter has changed our concept that ABA is delivered solely by passive transport. The intensity of ABA signaling pathway is well known to be controlled by multi-regulators. Nonetheless, the interaction and coordination among ABA biosynthesis, catabolism, conjugation and transportation are seldom discussed. Here, we summarize the biological functions of ABA in response to different stresses, especially the roles of ABA in plant defense to pathogen attack, and discuss the possible relationships of these determinants in controlling the specificity and intensity of ABA signaling pathway in the rice.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Soil Science
  • Plant Science

User-Defined Keywords

  • ABA biosynthesis
  • ABA metabolism
  • ABA receptor
  • ABA signaling
  • ABA transporter
  • Abiotic and biotic stresses
  • Abscisic acid (ABA)
  • Rice (oryza sativa)


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