Exploring plant adaptation to climate change (EoI-TSP2-04)

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One of the main challenges for agriculture is to optimize crop production to meet the food needs for the increasing world s population. In this sense, it is essential to face the drastic reduction on crop yield caused by environmental stresses, such as heat or pests. In the coming years, this problem is expected to worsen as a result of climate change, since models predict a rise of global average temperature, which, in turn, will increase the appearance of pest on an even broader host range. This project aims at the study of the role of different cochaperones in the plant response to the increase of temperature and to biotic stress. In addition, we will evaluate the potential use of these proteins as biotechnological tools to enhance plant tolerence to these two important environmental challenges that cause important losses in crop production.http://www.cbgp.upm.es/index.php/es/informacion-cientifica/interaccion-…