Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 1–9 | Cite as

HD-Zip Genes and Their Role in Plant Adaptation to Environmental Factors

  • A. B. ShcherbanEmail author


This review presents characteristics of the HD-Zip family of homeobox-containing genes unique to plants, and their involvement in molecular mechanisms of resistance to certain adverse environmental factors (such as drought, deficiency of light, and pathogens) is considered. The importance of the HD-Zip genes in modulating and combining the signals from different hormone-dependent genetic cascades controlling the adaptation of plants to various external factors is demonstrated.


transcription factor homeobox leucine zipper HD-Zip gene phytohormones stress 



This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (project no. 14-14-00161).


The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. This article does not contain any studies involving animals or human participants performed by any of the authors.


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  1. 1.Federal Research Center Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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