Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 4

Role of Plant Transcription Factors in Abiotic Stress Tolerance

Swarnmala Samal*

Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi, India

*Corresponding Author:Swarnmala Samal, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi, India.

Received: March 07, 2022; Published: March 23, 2022

Abstract

The plants are constantly facing different environments of abiotic stress, which harm growth and crop productivity. Plants have other mechanisms to avoid and adapt under diverse circumstances of abiotic stress, which differ from one species to another. Transcriptional factors are a master regulator of various abiotic stresses, including DREB, MYB, WRKY, NAC, bZIP belonging to families. Transcription factors interfering with promoter regions cis-elements uncontrolled other stress-responsive genes. Expression of different transcription stress response mechanisms under abiotic stress environment and protein level has avoided crop yield losses. By using other promoters to enhance outcomes under stress circumstances, these abiotic stress-resistant TFs may be genetically engineered to generate transgenic plants that are salt, drought, heat, and cold resistant. The role of the transcription factor in transgenic plant tolerance to abiotic stress is the focus of this review.

Keywords: Transcription Factor; Stress Tolerance; Abiotic Stress

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Citation

Citation: Swarnmala Samal. “Role of Plant Transcription Factors in Abiotic Stress Tolerance”. Acta Scientific Agriculture 6.4 (2022): 58-69.

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Copyright: © 2022 Swarnmala Samal. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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