Study finds key molecular mechanism regulating plant translational activity

Plants can’t get up and run away when they’re being attacked, so they need mechanisms to rapidly respond to a stressful event and then quickly transition back to normal conditions when the stress level subsides. Researchers now show how plants handle — at the molecular level — the release of ethylene, an important gaseous stress hormone that, among other functions, regulates plant growth and stimulates the fruit ripening process. —> Read More