Heat stress can have transgenerational effects on a plant’s offspring but how important are the timing and frequency of these events?
What could make sex better for a plant? When it brings in new genes from other plants. And this is what happens when faba beans get heat stress.
de Pinto et al. provide an overview of the redox pathways that contribute to how plants cope with heat stress, focussing on the roles of reactive oxygen species (ROS), redox metabolites and enzymes in the signalling pathways leading to the activation of defence responses.