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Regulation of gene expression by endogenous ABA in tomato plants

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Acta Physiologiae Plantarum (Impact Factor: 1.52). 12/1997; 19(4):405-418. DOI: 10.1007/s11738-997-0037-2

ABSTRACT In response to water deficit, endogenous abscisic acid (ABA) accumulates in plants. This ABA serves as a signal for a multitude
of processes, including regulation of gene expression. ABA accumulated in response to water deficit signals cellular as well
as whole plant responses playing a role in the pattern of gene expression throughout the plant. Although the function of genes
regulated by ABA during stress are currently poorly understood, a number of these genes may permit the plant to adapt to environmental
stress.

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