Study finds key molecular mechanism regulating plant translational activity

22 octubre 2015

Plants can’t get up and run away when they’re being attacked, so they need mechanisms to rapidly respond to a stressful event and then quickly transition back to normal conditions when the stress level subsides. Researchers now show how plants handle — at the molecular level — the release of ethylene, an important gaseous stress hormone that, among other functions, regulates plant growth and stimulates the fruit ripening process.