Answer to Question #197707 in General Chemistry for Blank 0822

Question #197707

Maria Christina Falls is a Plantita she makes sure that all her plants are well hydrated. One hot afternoon Christina noticed that one of her plants seems so dry and needs to be hydrated, so she decided to water that plant. However, later that she has noticed that the leaves of the plant she watered was wilted, and the plant eventually died. Now, what do you think is the cause of the plant death. Look closely in molecular level to identify and explain the reasons as to why it happens to Christina’s plant.

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Expert's answer

The common feature of age-induced and stress-induced leaf senescence is chloroplast breakdown, and the authors report that many STAYGREEN (SGR) genes have been shown to play significant roles in regulating chlorophyll breakdown under 'natural' and both abiotic and biotic stress-induced senescence.

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