Research Plant Environmental Tolerance

Contact Dr. Liming Xiong at for information about research on plant environmental tolerance.


The Plant Abiotic Stress team at Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Dallas focuses on revealing the mechanisms of plant response and adaptation to adverse environmental conditions (abiotic stress), such as drought, extreme temperatures, high soil salinity, and soil nutrient deficiency.  The ultimate goal of the team is to use research-generated knowledge to breed and bioengineer the next-generation of hardy plants for urban (lawn and garden) and agricultural applications. 


Genetic basis of plant drought tolerance

Root adaptation to drought stress

Gene regulation under abiotic stress

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