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As climate change, and in particular rising temperatures, poses a very real risk to agriculture in the future it has become vital to find ways to protect crops from increases in heat stress. This study investigates how the evergreen shrub Rhazya stricta tolerates the arid, hot climate in which it grows, giving us new insights into the regulatory mechanisms of this thermotolerance.

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BMC Plant Biology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of plant biology, including molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and whole organism research.


  • Alison Cuff, BioMed Central

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  • Z. Jeffrey Chen, University of Texas at Austin
  • Fabrizio Costa, Fondazione Edmund Mach
  • Grant Cramer, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Elizabeth Jean Finnegan, CSIRO
  • Pradeep Kachroo, University of Kentucky
  • Jim Leebens-Mack, University of Georgia
  • Chris Makaroff,  Miami University
  • Kay Schneitz, Technische Universität München
  • Astrid Wingler, University College Cork

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