Tomato heat tolerance: Progress and prospects

Bo Liu, Lei Song, Xuan Deng, Yongen Lu, Michal Lieberman-Lazarovich, Sergey Shabala, Bo Ouyang

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Global warming is one of the most concerning challenges that human beings are facing. The occurrence and intensity of heat stress events are expected only to increase, with a major negative impact on agricultural production systems. Tomato is one of the most important vegetable crops worldwide, but it is highly sensitive to heat stress. Genetic improvement of heat tolerance will be critical for the sustainable production of tomato. Here, we provide an update on various aspects of tomato heat stress response and tolerance, including the various indicators used in heat tolerance evaluation, germplasm and quantitative trait loci, physiological mechanisms and molecular basis of tomato heat tolerance. Finally, we highlight the main challenges and the required future efforts in tomato heat tolerance research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number112435
JournalScientia Horticulturae
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023


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