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Research Progress of WRKY Transcription Factor Family in Plant Stress Resistance  

Qingqing Ji1,2 , Xia An1 , Guanghui Du2 , Xiahong Luo1 , Changli Chen1 , Tingting Liu1 , Lina Zou1 , Guanlin Zhu1
1 Zhejiang Xiaoshan Institute of Cotton & Bast Fiber Crops, Zhejiang Institute of Landscape Plants and Flowers, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou, 311251, China
2 Yunnan University, College of Agriculture, Kunming, 650091, China
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Molecular Plant Breeding, 2024, Vol. 15, No. 2   doi: 10.5376/mpb.2024.15.0006
Received: 08 Jan., 2024    Accepted: 26 Feb., 2024    Published: 09 Mar., 2024
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Ji Q.Q., An X., Du G.H., Luo X.H., Chen C.L., Liu T.T., Zou L.N., and Zhu G.L., 2024, Research progress of WRKY transcription factor family in plant stress resistance, Molecular Plant Breeding, 15(2): 42-51 (doi: 10.5376/mpb.2024.15.0006)


Transcription factors are a group of regulatory proteins that play significant roles in biological processes. They are the seventh largest family of transcription factors in higher plants, and are essential in plant growth, development, and response to biotic and abiotic stresses. This study provides a brief overview of the evolution of WRKY transcription factors in response to various abiotic stresses such as drought, high salt, temperature, inorganic elements, and oxidation, as well as biotic stresses such as infection by pathogenic bacteria and feeding by phytophagous insects. Furthermore, the research prospects and directions of WRKY transcription factors are envisioned.

WRKY; Transcription factor; Biotic stress; Abiotic stress
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