Genes (Basel) 2021 Mar 23;12(3). Epub 2021 Mar 23.
Institut Agro, INRAE, IRHS, SFR QUASAV, University of Angers, F-49000 Angers, France.
Seed development needs the coordination of multiple molecular mechanisms to promote correct tissue development, seed filling, and the acquisition of germination capacity, desiccation tolerance, longevity, and dormancy. Heat stress can negatively impact these processes and upon the increase of global mean temperatures, global food security is threatened. Here, we explored the impact of heat stress on seed physiology, morphology, gene expression, and methylation on three stages of seed development. Read More