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Stressing the translatome: It is about time

Bonnot and Nagel explore how heat stress affects the circadian-regulated translatome at different times of day. Titouan Bonnot1 and Dawn H. Nagel1 1Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California, USA Background: The plant circadian clock synchronizes…

Comparative analyses of extreme dry seed thermotolerance in five Cactaceae species (Environ. Exp. Bot.)

Desert plants must produce seeds that can withstand incredibly high temperatures. Nevertheless, different species of cacti –one of the most emblematic plant groups of these ecosystems– exhibit variable responses to extreme temperatures. In this fascinating paper, Visscher and colleagues conduct a…

Review: Hot topic: Thermosensing in plants (Plant Cell Environ.)

Climate change has increased global temperatures and affected agriculture in recent years. Heat stress can negatively impact plant growth, development, metabolism, fertility, and immunity. To generate resilient plants that will endure warmer weather conditions, it is imperative to understand how…

The Role of Ethylene and Ethylene Response Factors in the Heat Stress Response

Summary: Huang et al. elucidate a link between ethylene signaling and heat stress responses. Plant Cell https://bit.ly/3pTjNBK By Jianyan Huang, Xiaobo Zhao, Marco Bürger, Yurong Wang, Joanne Chory Background: Temperature is an environmental factor that has one of the most dramatic effects on…

Together at last: The UPR and HSR

Li et al. identify a link between the unfolded protein response and the heat shock response. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.20.00260 By Zhaoxia Li and Stephen Howell Plant Sciences Institute, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA   Background: In the face of climate change, heat…