When the shape of the nucleus communicates stress in plants!

Plants have developed many strategies to adapt to their environment. In an interdisciplinary study, the teams of Marie-Edith Chabouté, Olivier Hamant and Atef Asnacios have shown that the cell nucleus becomes more compact and stiffer in response to drought. This response involving a regulator of the nuclear envelope leads to a strong expression of genes conferring the plant resistance to stress. This work was published on April 23, 2020 in the journal Current Biology.

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