I'm studying the role of jasmonic acid for the response to drought in rice using a rice mutant known as cpm2. In the present study, we are analyzing the comparative changes under drought in some physiological traits and in the root proteome of cpm2 and the wild type (WT). I would like to raise funds to complete my manuscript arising out of my research work for publishing it in a high impact factor journal. The results of this project could provide information about novel metabolic pathways conferring stress tolerance in plants. Hence, this novel information can be used for breeding rice plants which would be 'climate ready'!