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Chewing the fat: β-oxidation in signalling and development


Baker, A and Graham, IA and Holdsworth, M and Smith, SM and Theodoulou, FL, Chewing the fat: β-oxidation in signalling and development, Trends in Plant Science, 11, (3) pp. 124-132. ISSN 1360-1385 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2006 Elsevier

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2006.01.005


Peroxisomal β-oxidation is involved not only in fatty acid catabolism and lipid housekeeping but also in metabolism of hormones and amino acids in plants. Recent research in model species has led to new insights into the roles of this pathway in signalling and development, in particular regarding the involvement of β-oxidation in jasmonic acid biosynthesis. Analysis of associated processes, such as the glyoxylate cycle and redox metabolism has also highlighted the importance of integration of β-oxidation with cytosolic and mitochondrial metabolism. Mutations that disrupt β-oxidation can have extremely pleiotropic effects, indicating important and varied roles for this pathway throughout the plant life cycle and making this an exciting topic for future research.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:beta oxidation, fatty acid catabolism, plant signalling, plant development,
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Smith, SM (Professor Steven Smith)
ID Code:101515
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:191
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2015-06-25
Last Modified:2015-09-25

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