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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2018 Oct;45(Pt B):212-217. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2018.04.002. Epub 2018 Apr 16.

Molecular mechanisms of combined heat and drought stress resilience in cereals.

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1
Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Am Mühlenberg 1, D-14476 Potsdam, Germany.
2
Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA.
3
Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Am Mühlenberg 1, D-14476 Potsdam, Germany. Electronic address: hincha@mpimp-golm.mpg.de.

Abstract

Global climate change leads to increased temperatures and decreased precipitation in many parts of the world. The simultaneous occurrence of high temperature and water deficit results in heat stress damage in plants. Cereals provide the majority of calories for human consumption, making this stress scenario particularly threatening for global food security. Several studies in both dicots and cereals indicate that the molecular reactions of plants to combined stresses cannot be predicted from reactions to single stresses. Recent results indicate that the regulation of heat shock proteins and of sugar transport and accumulation in flowers are crucial factors determining resilience of tolerant genotypes to combined heat and drought stress.

PMID:
29673612
DOI:
10.1016/j.pbi.2018.04.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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