Physiological and Molecular Perspective on Seed Development Under Higher Temperatures
Much of the extraordinary period of exponential crop productivity over the latter half of the 20th century is owed to the success of Green Revolution. Despite increasing land scarcity and burgeoning population, the development of high-yielding cultivars and improved agronomic practices have substantially decreased food deficits. Although, these improvements have reduced poverty and malnourishment, sustaining these gains will require even greater innovations to address the present-day challenges in agriculture. In this context, climate change, especially the rising temperatures, threatens crop productivity. Previous reports have shown that reproductive development, encompassing both pre- and post-fertilization, is highly sensitive to temperature fluctuations. Here, I will be presenting my post-doctoral work on the similar lines.
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