How memory helps plants survive climate change
Keywords:Epigenetics, climate change, adaptation
Do plants have a memory? Surprisingly enough, they do. But this is not the type of memory that we share. In plants, it serves more as a tool for survival when a hostile environment threatens their growth. To dig into their world, we studied how wild strawberries adapt to different temperatures using their environmental memory, the mysteries of which are yet to be fully understood.
Original article reference
Sammarco, I., Münzbergová, Z., & Latzel, V. (2022). DNA Methylation Can Mediate Local Adaptation and Response to Climate Change in the Clonal Plant Fragaria vesca: Evidence From a European-Scale Reciprocal Transplant Experiment. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.827166
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