A boosted gene promoter stops heat from undermining plant defenses

Overview Plants’ immune defenses falter during heat waves, making them more vulnerable to insects and pathogens under climate change. HHMI scientists have now discovered why high temperatures disable an important defense system and have devised a strategy that boosts plant immunity. Plants’ immune systems depend on the hormone salicylic acid, which helps refine their defenses …

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