Researchers generate plants with enhanced drought resistance without penalizing growth

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Extreme drought is one of the effects of climate change that is already being perceived. A team led by the researcher at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) Ana Caño-Delgado has obtained plants with increased drought resistance by modifying the signaling of the plant steroid hormones, known as brassinosteroids. The study, published in Nature Communications, is the first to find a strategy to increase plant hydric stress resistance without affecting overall plant growth.