Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2022, Vol. 57 ›› Issue (1): 111-126.DOI: 10.11983/CBB21146

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Research Progress of Melatonin in Plant Stress Resistance

Deshuai Liu1, Lei Yao1, Weirong Xu2,3,4,5, Mei Feng1, Wenkong Yao1,*()   

  1. 1College of Agronomy, Ningxia University, Yinchuan 750021, China
    2School of Food & Wine, Ningxia University, Yinchuan 750021, China
    3Engineering Research Center of Grape and Wine, Ministry of Education, Yinchuan 750021, China
    4Key Laboratory of Modern Molecular Breeding of Dominant and Special Crops in Ningxia, Yinchuan 750021, China
    5China Wine Industry Technology Institute, Yinchuan 750021, China
  • Received:2021-08-27 Accepted:2021-12-17 Online:2022-01-01 Published:2022-01-17
  • Contact: Wenkong Yao

Abstract: Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a small molecule indoleamine that is essential for life. Melatonin is widely present in animals and plants, and plays a vital role in the growth and development. With the study of plant melatonin, its synthesis pathway and roles in plants have become clear. Studies have shown that melatonin has the regulatory effects in improving plant resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses. This review summarizes the research progress of melatonin in plant abiotic and biotic stresses in recent years; it provides reference for in-depth analysis of influence of melatonin on the regulation mechanism of plant resistance to stresses.

Key words: melatonin, biosynthesis, growth and development, abiotic and biotic stresses