Just wanted to let you know that the results are in!
We have observed many genes that play a role in heat response.
The most interesting genes are the ones that also play a role in photosynthesis. This infers that the response to light stimuli and the response to heat shock follow a rather similar pathway.
This light response/heat shock response pathway was inferred by several articles in the scientific literature. The fact that we were able to repeat previous findings gives validation to both our experimental results and to the implication that the two stimuli are connected.
Pretty exciting, eh??