Cytokinin-mediated processes promote heat-induced disease susceptibility of plants to bacterial pathogens
As global human populations continue to grow and temperatures are expected to rise, the pressure to increase food productivity and develop more stress-resistant crop varieties intensifies. Increased temperatures, a consequence anticipated as a result of global climate change, is expected to have an overall negative impact on crop productivity and agricultural systems. When exposed to non-optimal, high temperature conditions plant defense responses to pathogen attack are attenuated, leading to a process referred to here as heat-induced disease susceptibility. The plant growth hormone cytokinin ...
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