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plants feel the heat

credit: cc0 public domainit's not just humans and animals that suffer when the mercury rises, plants feel the heat too. heat stress is a major issue in agriculture and can significantly reduce crop yield. even small increases in temperature can affect plant growth and development. while plants cannot move to a shady spot to escape the heat, they have developed strategies to protect themselves from heat stress when the sun comes out; however, how plants sense and respond to heat stress is not fully understood. understanding how plants respond to heat stress is crucial for developing crops that can withstand rising average temperatures and more frequent heat waves under climate change. as a result, many people have been working for many yea...