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Researchers describe how Vitamin E works in plants under extreme conditions

Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that could act as a sentinel in plants, sending molecular signs from chloroplast, a cell organelle, to the nucleus under extreme environmental conditions. This is among the conclusions of an article published in Trends in Plant Science by Sergi Munné-Bosch and Paula Muñoz from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona (UB).  This flow of information reaching the cell nucleus, retrograde signaling, is a molecular mechanism that eases the adaptive response of plants in physiological stress situation (salinity, lack of nutrients, drought, senescence, etc.). Read more....



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