Scripps: Collaboration Leads to First Structure of Crucial Plant Hormone

Scripps: Collaboration Leads to First Structure of Crucial Plant Hormone

Scripps: Collaboration Leads to First Structure of Crucial Plant Hormone

An international collaboration including scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has determined the structure of a plant hormone that plays a crucial role in regulating plants’ responses to insects and disease-causing microorganisms as well as normal growth and development.

The new study, published by the journal Nature, focused on a plant hormone called jasmonate and two proteins involved in its molecular signaling, MYC and JAZ.

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