Plant cellular responses to water deficit

  • John E. Mullet
  • Mark S. Whitsitt


Water availability and drought limit crop yields worldwide. The responses of plants to drought vary greatly depending on species and stress severity. These responses include changes in plant growth, accumulation of solutes, changes in carbon and nitrogen metabolism, and alterations in gene expression. In this article, we review cellular and molecular responses to water deficit, and their influence on plant dehydration tolerance.


Water Deficit Osmotic Adjustment Glycine Betaine Soybean Seedling Membrane Intrinsic Protein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John E. Mullet
    • 1
  • Mark S. Whitsitt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and BiophysicsTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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