Scientists discover mechanism of drought response in rice

Zhejiang University

The research team led by Dr. SONG Shiyong from the Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology in Zhejiang University recently published an article entitled “Nuclear translocation of OsMFT1 that is impeded by OsFTIP1 promotes drought tolerance in rice” in the journal Molecular Plant on May 3. This study reveals that in response to drought, downregulation of OsFTIP1 permits OsMFT1 to be translocated into the nucleus. It is of tremendous significance to explore the molecular mechanism of drought tolerance and genetic improvement.

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