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Research Progress of NAC Transcription Factor Family in Plant Stress Resistance  

Ziyi Zhu1,2 , Xia An1 , Xiahong Luo1 , Changli Chen1 , Tingting Liu1 , Lina Zou1 , Guanlin Zhu1
1 Zhejiang Institute of Landscape Plants and Flowers (Zhejiang Xiaoshan Cotton and Hemp Research Institute), Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou, 311251, Zhejiang, China
2 College of Environment and Resources, College of Carbon Neutrality, Zhejiang A&F University, Hangzhou, 311300, Zhejiang, China
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Molecular Plant Breeding, 2024, Vol. 15, No. 3   doi: 10.5376/mpb.2024.15.0011
Received: 27 May, 2024    Accepted: 20 Jun., 2024    Published: 30 Jun., 2024
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Zhu Z.Y., An X., Luo X.H., Chen C.L., Liu T.T., Zou L.N., and Zhu G.L., 2024, Research progress of NAC transcription factor family in plant stress resistance, Molecular Plant Breeding, 15(3): 92-101 (doi: 10.5376/mpb.2024.15.0011)

Abstract

NAC (NAM, ATAF1/2, and CUC2) transcription factors are a class of plant specific transcription factor genes with numerous family members, commonly found in higher plants, and also found in moss plants. The N-terminus of these genes has a highly conserved NAC domain. It plays a crucial role in the growth and development of plants, as well as in their response to biotic stress (such as insects and plant pathogens) and abiotic stress (such as drought, salinity, temperature, and heavy metals). This article introduces the basic characteristics of the NAC transcription factor family and briefly elaborates on its research in plant stress resistance in recent years, providing some reference for future research on the stress resistance of NAC transcription factors.

Keywords
Transcription factors; NAC gene; Resistance to adversity; Plant
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