Flood severity and frequency are increasing strongly as a consequence of climate change. Floods have a devastating impact on crop productivity and understanding how a variety of plant species sense flooding and acclimate accordingly is essential for flood-resilient crop breeding. In our lab/CIBSS project we study the spatiotemporal dynamics of flooding signals and how they mediate plant stress responses and development. Moreover, we are interested in how prior flooding events and the associated signals control plant development and stress responses during subsequent flooding stress, a process we call flooding memory.
Plant Development, Abiotic Stress, Epigenetic Stress Memory, Plant Flooding, Ethylene; Hypoxia