Plants with enhanced drought resistance without penalizing growthMany national and international media have brought attention to the first study that has been able to obtain plants with increased drought resistance without affecting growth
The recent discovery carried out by an international team lead by CSIC associate professor at CRAG Ana I. Caño-Delgado has received many national and international media attention. In this study, published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers have been able to obtain plants with increased drought resistance by modifying the signaling of the plant steroid hormones, known as brassinosteroids.
This work, the first to find a strategy to increase hydric stress resistance without affecting overall plant growth, has also drawn attention overseas (El Siglo de Durango, Innovation Toronto) and amongst specialized media such as Phys.org and R&D.
You can listen to Ana I. Caño-Delgado explaining how her team’s research open a door to obtain plants that are more resistant to drought, one of the most important problems in agriculture, on Catalunya Ràdio and W Radio.