Welcome to the DroughtDB


Drought is one of the major constraints of plant productivity world wide. To cope with reduced water availability, plants exhibit a number of physiological and molecular drought avoidance and drought tolerance mechanisms. Genes involved in drought response can contribute directly to increased stress tolerance by for example encoding protection factors or enzymes for osmolyte biosynthesis. In addition, a number of drought stress associated genes encode transcription factors that in turn control other various genes involved in diverse physiological and molecular reactions to drought stress.


Svenja Alter, Kai C. Bader, Manuel Spannagl, Yu Wang, Eva Bauer, Chris-Carolin Schön, Klaus F.X. Mayer (2014)
DroughtDB: An expert-curated compilation of plant drought stress genes and their homologs in nine species.