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A plant-specific protein, COST1, mediates autophagy to promote drought tolerance (PNAS)

Much remains to be learned about the sensing and signaling mechanisms controlling growth in response to drought. To dissect how plants control drought via autophagy, Bao et al. found a plant-specific protein, COST1 (CONSTITUTIVELY STRESSED 1) containing a DUF641 (domain of unknown function 641) domain,…

How Plants Activate Drought-Responsive Genes

Li et al. study a complex that regulates gene expression during drought stress. Plant Cell  https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00437   By Shuang Li, Ying-Chung Jimmy Lin, Vincent L. Chiang, and Wei Li   Background: Plants may become drought tolerant by activating specific drought-responsive…