Plant stress responses

Plants are continuously exposed to a variety of stresses from their environment; to thrive, plants must be capable of raising a wide range of responses to those stresses. Deeper understanding of plant stress responses will provide new opportunities for increasing plant resilience and improving crop productivity in the face of climate change and emerging food shortages.

In this Focus, we present three Reviews discussing the roles of reactive oxygen species, hormones and small RNAs in plant abiotic- and biotic-stress responses. We also include a selection of Journal Clubs and Research Highlights, as well as recent related research articles from other Nature Portfolio journals. Together, we aim to draw attention to the diversity and versatility of mechanisms governing plant resilience and immunity.

Resilient plants

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Selected articles from other Nature journals