The temperature sensor TWA1 is required for thermotolerance in Arabidopsis. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38750356/)

These scientists wanted to understand how plants respond to high temperatures. They discovered a special protein called TWA1 that helps plants sense when it's too hot and activate their defense mechanisms. When the temperature rises, TWA1 changes its shape and interacts with other proteins in the plant cell to help it cope with the heat. This protein plays a key role in helping the plant adapt to high temperatures and protect itself. By studying TWA1, scientists hope to find ways to help plants withstand extreme heat and improve crop production.

Bohn L., Huang J., Weidig S., Yang Z., Heidersberger C., Genty B., Falter-Braun P., Christmann A., Grill E. The temperature sensor TWA1 is required for thermotolerance in Arabidopsis. Nature. 2024 May 15. doi: 10.1038/s41586-024-07424-x.

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