Interaction of abiotic and biotic stressors in soybean
Plants are often exposed to multiple stressors simultaneously. These stressors include abiotic stressors such as extreme temperature, drought, and high soil salinity and biotic stressors such as insect pests and diseases. It has been shown that plants respond to multiple stresses differently than they would to individual stresses. The interaction between abiotic and biotic stresses is under the control of plant hormone signaling pathways. We are interested in identifying key factors that regulate the crosstalk between abiotic and biotic stresses in soybean.