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Finding genes to help fruiting plants adapt to droughts

ScienceDaily (November 30, 2022)

Titre : Finding genes to help fruiting plants adapt to droughts

As climate change is expected to lead to more frequent periods of drought, researchers are increasingly working to make discoveries that can help plants adapt to prolonged water stress.

ScienceDaily (November 30, 2022)

Résumé
Researchers have conducted the first spatiotemporal study of the effects of prolonged water stress on tomato fruits, identifying genes that could help plant breeders develop fruit crops that can adapt to drought conditions.

The researchers looked at gene expression in tomato leaves and six fruit organs (pericarp, placenta, septum, columella, jelly and seeds) at two different timepoints (growing and ripe fruit) and under four different water stress conditions (none, mild, intermediate and strong).

The researchers found that each of the fruit organ tissues changed in unique ways over tim

Story Source  : Boyce Thompson Institute

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