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Plants respond flexibly to changes in temperature. A new study shows that a small electrophilic, lipid-derived molecule protects both land plants and streptophyte algae from high temperature. This suggests that a mechanism of thermal signalling was present in the common ancestor of the land plants and streptophyte algae.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2020.02.015

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

23/03/2020

Volume

30

Pages

R277 - R278