Overexpression of receptor-like kinase ERECTA improves thermotolerance in rice and tomato

  title={Overexpression of receptor-like kinase ERECTA improves thermotolerance in rice and tomato},
  author={Hui Shen and Xiangbin Zhong and Fangfang Zhao and Yanmei Wang and Bingxiao Yan and Qun Li and Genyun Chen and Bizeng Mao and Jianjun Wang and Yangsheng Li and Guoying Xiao and Yuke He and Han Xiao and Jianming Li and Zuhua He},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
The detrimental effects of global warming on crop productivity threaten to reduce the world's food supply. Although plant responses to changes in temperature have been studied, genetic modification of crops to improve thermotolerance has had little success to date. Here we demonstrate that overexpression of the Arabidopsis thaliana receptor-like kinase ERECTA (ER) in Arabidopsis, rice and tomato confers thermotolerance independent of water loss and that Arabidopsis er mutants are hypersensitive… CONTINUE READING
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