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Dynamic control of plant water use using designed ABA receptor agonists

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Science  25 Oct 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6464, eaaw8848
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw8848

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Plant thirst quenched without water

Drought causes many billions of dollars of annual losses to farmers worldwide. Central to a plant's water use efficiency are signaling pathways regulated by the hormone abscisic acid and its receptors. Vaidya et al. screened a pool of candidate small molecules and used structure-guided design to optimize the function of an abscisic acid receptor agonist (see the Perspective by Phillips and Sussman). Application of the agonist protected Arabidopsis, wheat, and tomato from underwatering.

Science, this issue p. eaaw8848; see also p. 416

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