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Reduction of photosynthetic sensitivity in response to abiotic stress in tomato is mediated by a new generation plant activator

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Journal publication date30/07/2013
JournalBMC Plant Biology
Journal number1
Volume13
Number of pages15
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Yield losses as a result of abiotic stress factors present a significant challenge for the future of global food production. While breeding technologies provide potential to combat negative stress-mediated outcomes over time, interventions which act to prime plant tolerance to stress, via the use of phytohormone-based elicitors for example, could act as a valuable tool for crop protection. However, the translation of fundamental biology into functioning solution is often constrained by knowledge-gaps.

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© 2013 Wargent et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.