Regulation of gene expression by endogenous ABA in tomato plants

ArticleinActa Physiologiae Plantarum 19(4):405-418 · December 1997with13 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.58 · 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.