Environmentally Sensitive Molecular Switches Drive Poplar Phenology

Maurya, Jay P., Triozzi, Paolo M., Bhalerao, Rishikesh and Perales, Mariano (2018). Environmentally Sensitive Molecular Switches Drive Poplar Phenology. "Frontiers in Plant Science", v. 9 ; pp. 1-8. ISSN 1664-462X. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01873.


Title: Environmentally Sensitive Molecular Switches Drive Poplar Phenology
  • Maurya, Jay P.
  • Triozzi, Paolo M.
  • Bhalerao, Rishikesh
  • Perales, Mariano
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Frontiers in Plant Science
Date: December 2018
ISSN: 1664-462X
Volume: 9
Freetext Keywords: poplar; adaptive response; cold response; circadian clock; short day; low ambient temperature; bud set; winter dormancy
Faculty: Centro de Investigación en Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Boreal and temperate woody perennials are highly adapted to their local climate, which delimits the length of the growing period. Moreover, seasonal control of growth-dormancy cycles impacts tree productivity and geographical distribution. Therefore, traits related to phenology are of great interest to tree breeders and particularly relevant in the context of global warming. The recent application of transcriptional profiling and genetic association studies to poplar species has provided a robust molecular framework for investigating molecules with potential links to phenology. The environment dictates phenology by modulating the expression of endogenous molecular switches, the identities of which are currently under investigation. This review outlines the current knowledge of these molecular switches in poplar and covers several perspectives concerning the environmental control of growth-dormancy cycles. In the process, we highlight certain genetic pathways which are affected by short days, low temperatures and cold-induced signaling.

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Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Government of Spain

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Item ID: 54644
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/54644/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:54644
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01873
Official URL: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls....
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 04 Jul 2019 10:23
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 10:23
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