Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity (Institute of Biology and Soil Science), Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 159 Stoletija Str., Vladivostok, 690022, Russia; Far Eastern Federal University, Sukhanova Str. 8, 690950, Vladivostok, Russia. Electronic address: [Email]
The abscisic acid (ABA) and chaperone signaling pathways are the central regulators of plant stress defense. Despite their significance and potential overlap, these systems have been described separately. In this review, we summarize information about mechanisms by which the ABA and chaperone signaling pathways might be coregulated. The central factors that join the ABA and chaperone signaling systems are the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling proteins, which are involved in stress memory. A benefit from coordination is that the signals sensed through both the ABA and chaperone signaling systems are perceived and stored via chromatin-remodeling factors. For improving plant stress resistance, we propose new bioengineering strategies, which we term 'bioengineering memory'.