Entrainment of the Arabidopsis circadian clock

Jones, M. A. (2009) Entrainment of the Arabidopsis circadian clock. Journal of Plant Biology, 52(3), pp. 202-209. (doi:10.1007/s12374-009-9030-1)

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Abstract

The rising and setting of the sun marks a transition between starkly contrasting environmental conditions for vegetative life. Given these differing diurnal and nocturnal environmental factors and the inherent regularity of the transition between the two, it is perhaps unsurprising that plants have developed an internal timing mechanism (known as a circadian clock) to allow modulation of gene expression and metabolism in response to external cues. Entrainment of the circadian clock, primarily via the detection of changes in light and temperature, maintains synchronization between the surrounding environment and the endogenous clock mechanism. In this review, recent advances in our understanding of the molecular workings of the plant circadian clock are discussed as are the input pathways necessary for entrainment of the clock machinery.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jones, Dr Matt
Authors: Jones, M. A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
Journal Name:Journal of Plant Biology
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1226-9239
ISSN (Online):1867-0725
Published Online:07 May 2009
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 The Author
First Published:First published in Journal of Plant Biology 52(3): 202-209
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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