Resistance to abiotic stress

Cross-tolerance to stress

Plant are constantly exposed to their environment and cannot escape stressing situations. Since in nature, exposure to several stresses at the same time is usually the rule, we study the behavior of plants exposed to saline or drought stress when additionally challenged by pathogen attack. 

An interesting feature of multiple stress exposure is, that it can lead to a higher tolerance to both stresses.


We perform our studies on cross-tolerance with tomato as a model.