J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2021, Vol. 63 ›› Issue (1): 53-78.DOI: 10.1111/jipb.13061

Special Issue: Development Abiotic stress Protein kinases Temperature signaling

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Protein kinases in plant responses to drought, salt, and cold stress

Xuexue Chen1† , Yanglin Ding1† , Yongqing Yang1† , Chunpeng Song2 , Baoshan Wang3 , Shuhua Yang1 , Yan Guo1  and Zhizhong Gong1, 4 *   

  1. 1State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
    2Collaborative Innovation Center of Crop Stress Biology, Henan Province, Institute of Plant Stress Biology, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001, China
    3Key Lab of Plant Stress Research, College of Life Science, Shandong Normal University, Ji’nan 250000, China
    4Institute of Life Science and Green Development, School of Life Sciences, Hebei University, Baoding 071001, China

    These authors contribute equally to this work.
    *Correspondence: Zhizhong Gong(gongzz@cau.edu.cn)
  • Received:2020-11-05 Accepted:2020-12-19 Online:2021-01-05 Published:2021-01-01

Abstract: Protein kinases are major players in various signal transduction pathways. Understanding the molecular mechanisms behind plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses has become critical for developing and breeding climate‐resilient crops. In this review, we summarize recent progress on understanding plant drought, salt, and cold stress responses, with a focus on signal perception and transduction by different protein kinases, especially sucrose nonfermenting1 (SNF1)‐related protein kinases (SnRKs), mitogen‐activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades, calcium‐dependent protein kinases (CDPKs/CPKs), and receptor‐like kinases (RLKs). We also discuss future challenges in these research fields.

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