• Expression of the CCCH‐tandem zinc finger protein gene OsTZF5 under a stress inducible promoter mitigates the effect of drought stress on rice grain yield under field conditions

    11 days ago - By Wiley

    Abstract
    Increasing drought resistance without sacrificing grain yield remains an ongoing challenge in crop improvement. In this study, we report that
    Oryza sativa CCCH tandem zinc finger protein 5 can confer drought resistance and increase grain yield in transgenic rice plants. Expression of OsTZF5 was induced by abscisic acid, dehydration, and cold stress. Upon stress, OsTZF5‐GFP localized to the cytoplasm and cytoplasmic foci. Transgenic rice plants overexpressing OsTZF5 under the constitutive maize ubiquitin promoter exhibited improved survival under drought but also growth...
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