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Does ozone increase ABA levels by non-enzymatic synthesis causing stomata to close?


McAdam, EL and Brodribb, TJ and McAdam, SAM, Does ozone increase ABA levels by non-enzymatic synthesis causing stomata to close?, Plant, Cell and Environment, 40, (5) pp. 741-747. ISSN 0140-7791 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2017 JohnWiley & Sons

DOI: doi:10.1111/pce.12893


Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are widely recognized as important regulators of stomatal aperture and plant gas exchange. The pathways through which stomata perceive ROS share many common linkages with the well characterized signalling pathway for the hormone abscisic acid (ABA), a major driver of stomatal closure. Given reports that ABA receptor mutants have no stomatal response to ozone-triggered ROS production, as well as evidence that all steps in the ABA biosynthetic pathway can be non-enzymatically converted by ROS, here we investigated the possibility that ozone closes stomata by directly converting ABA precursors to ABA. In plants where stomata were responsive to ozone, we found that foliar ABA levels rapidly increased upon exposure to ozone. Recovery of gas exchange post-exposure occurred only when ABA levels declined. Our data suggest that stomatal closure in response to ozone exposure occurs as a result of direct oxidation of ABA precursors leading to ABA production, but the importance of this ROS interaction remains uncertain under normal photosynthetic conditions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:abscisic acid (ABA), gas exchange, reactive oxygen species (ROS)
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 environmental sciences
UTAS Author:McAdam, EL (Dr Erin McAdam)
UTAS Author:Brodribb, TJ (Professor Tim Brodribb)
UTAS Author:McAdam, SAM (Dr Scott McAdam)
ID Code:116972
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP140100666)
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-05-26
Last Modified:2018-04-30

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