Dissecting the heat stress-induced alterations in the leaf ultrastructure and some antioxidant network components in interspecific (Cucurbita maxima × Cucurbita moschata) inbred line of squash ‘Maxchata’ as to its parents possessing variable heat tolerance

@article{Ara2015DissectingTH,
  title={Dissecting the heat stress-induced alterations in the leaf ultrastructure and some antioxidant network components in interspecific (Cucurbita maxima × Cucurbita moschata) inbred line of squash ‘Maxchata’ as to its parents possessing variable heat tolerance},
  author={Neelam Ara and Korakot Nakkanong and Jinghua Yang and Zhongyuan Hu and Mingfang Zhang},
  journal={Plant Growth Regulation},
  year={2015},
  volume={76},
  pages={289-301}
}
We previously found ‘C. moschata’ to be heat-tolerant’, ‘C. maxima’ to be heat-susceptible, and their interspecific (Cucurbita maxima × Cucurbita moschata) inbred line ‘Maxchata’ to exhibit intermediary thermotolerance through its photosynthetic response. In this work, we investigated the ultramorphological, biochemical, and transcriptional changes induced in the leaves of ‘Maxchata’ and its parents upon exposure to moderate (37 °C) and severe (42 °C) heat stress to obtain insights into heat… CONTINUE READING