Study reveals which genes are critical to a plant’s response to drought

Drought is the most important cause of reduced plant growth and crop yield, which makes insights into a plant’s drought response highly valuable to agriculture. A team of VIB and UGent researchers set out to shed more light on this vital topic through. This research, led by Dirk Inzé (VIB-UGent), provided insights into how plants cope with water-limiting conditions, which can direct advanced breeding and genome engineering efforts to create high-performing, drought-tolerant crop plants.