Article Published!

The long term effort to clone and characterize HOT3 has finally come to fruition due to lots of early work to find the mutant and then visiting scientists who completed the characterization. The paper is on line as of Monday at The Plant Cell:

From the UMass Office of News and Media Relations:

“In new results reported in The Plant Cell, Elizabeth Vierling, Distinguished Professor in biochemistry and molecular biology at UMass Amherst, and colleagues in India and China report finding a crucial mechanism that plants need to recover from heat stress. She points out that high temperature damage to crops is increasing with climate change, and uncovering mechanisms of heat tolerance are important not only as basic knowledge, but for possible future attempts to enhance plants’ ability to survive high temperatures. (Science Codex,,, Newsline, 8/21/17; News Office release)”

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