¿Do Opposites Attract? 2.0
We are delighted to share our latest work on the crosstalk between auxin and abscisic acid with you. This review article is basically part of the introduction of Paloma’s thesis. By anticipating the publication of the thesis, we are actually circumventing all of these stupid auto-plagiarism issues that occur when trying to publish an article, which is part of a digitally available thesis. Anyways, we’re all pumped and can’t wait to Paloma’s defence, which is scheduled for the 24th of February .
Ortiz-García et al. 2023 International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Plants are constantly exposed to a variety of different environmental stresses, including drought, salinity, and elevated temperatures. These stress cues are assumed to intensify in the future driven by the global climate change scenario which we are currently experiencing. These stressors have largely detrimental effects on plant growth and development and, therefore, put global food security in jeopardy. For this reason, it is necessary to expand our understanding of the underlying mechanisms by which plants respond to abiotic stresses. Especially boosting our insight into the ways by which plants balance their growth and their defense programs appear to be of paramount importance, as this may lead to novel perspectives that can pave the way to increase agricultural productivity in a sustainable manner. In this review, our aim was to present a detailed overview of different facets of the crosstalk between the antagonistic plant hormones abscisic acid (ABA) and auxin, two phytohormones that are the main drivers of plant stress responses, on the one hand, and plant growth, on the other.