Heat shock proteins play an essential role in preventing deleterious effects of high temperatures. In many plants, HSP101 has a central role in heat stress survival. We report the isolation and characterization of four cDNAs corresponding to different members of the durum wheat HSP101 gene family. Expression analysis revealed differences in their induction. Accordingly, durum wheat HSP101 genes are differently regulated, therefore having distinct roles in stress response and thermotolerance acquisition. These findings are important for further dissection of the molecular mechanisms underlying the stress response and for understanding the functions of the HSP101 family members. This information could be important for the exploitation of specific alleles in marker assisted selection for abiotic stress resistance.
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