Blooming through adversity: Roses’ genetic defense against salinity stress

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A study illuminates the intricate mechanisms of rose plants’ resistance to salt stress, a critical issue for global agriculture. The research identifies the phenylpropane pathway, especially flavonoids, as key to this tolerance, offering insights into potential genetic modifications for crops to thrive in saline conditions.

Salinity stress poses a significant challenge to crop production worldwide, particularly in rose cultivation. Salt stress can severely inhibit plant growth, reduce flower quality, and cause economic losses.

Roses are valued not only for their ornamental appeal but also for their bioactive substances used in cosmetics and medicine. Due to these challenges, there is a need to explore the mechanisms of salt tolerance in roses to enhance their resilience and economic potential. Based on these challenges, there is a need to conduct in-depth research on the mechanisms of salt tolerance in roses.

A team from China Agricultural University, in collaboration with the Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences and LVMH Recherche, conducted a comprehensive multi-omics study on the salt tolerance of two rose cultivars, Rosa hybrida cv. Jardin de Granville (JDG) and Rosa damascena Mill. (DMS).


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