CUHK Prof. Hon-Ming Lam’s new findings help improve plants’ defense response and stress tolerance


Prof. Hon-Ming LAM, Director of the Centre for Soybean Research of the Partner State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology and Professor of the School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and his research team have uncovered the structure and functions of Rice YchF-type G-protein, for the first time. The research successfully opens a new page on the scientific researches into plants’ defense response and stress tolerance.

Cheung MY, Li X, Miao R, Fong YH, Li KP, Yung YL, Yu MH, Wong KB, Chen Z, Lam HM. (2016) TATP binding by the P-loop NTPase OsYchF1 (an unconventional G protein) contributes to biotic but not abiotic stress responses. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 113(10):2648-2653.


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