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Molecular Aspects of the Arabidopsis Circadian Clock


Cuin, TA, Molecular Aspects of the Arabidopsis Circadian Clock, Rhythms in Plants: Phenomenology, Mechanisms, and Adaptive Significance, Springer, S Shabala, S Mancuso (ed), Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 245-264. ISBN 9783540680710 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2007 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-540-68071-0_12


© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007. All rights reserved. Circadian rhythms are endogenous, self-sustaining and self-generating cycles of an approximately 24-h period that are present in all living systems that prepare organisms for periodic environmental changes of light and temperature. Although poor compared to animal systems, our understanding of the circadian system in plants has increased considerably in recent years. This review presents our current knowledge of the plant circadian system, focussing on that described for the model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, upon which most of our information is based. The repertoire of proteins that play a crucial role in clock regulation, as well as the photoreceptors and signaltransduction pathways proposed to be involved in transmitting light information to synchronise the endogenous clock with the outside world are described. Finally, our current understanding of how the mechanisms by which the central oscillator controls the activity of the various clock controlled genes, the "hands of the clock", is briefly discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Arabidopsis, Circadian Clock
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable plant production
Objective Field:Management of gaseous waste from plant production (excl. greenhouse gases)
UTAS Author:Cuin, TA (Dr Tracey Cuin)
ID Code:127014
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Agriculture and Food Systems
Deposited On:2018-07-06
Last Modified:2018-08-09

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