Light and temperature shape nuclear architecture and gene expression

Kaiserli, E. , Perrella, G. and Davidson, M. L.H. (2018) Light and temperature shape nuclear architecture and gene expression. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 45(Part A), pp. 103-111. (doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2018.05.018) (PMID:29909288) (PMCID:PMC6250907)

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Environmental stimuli play a major role in modulating growth and development throughout the life-cycle of a plant. Quantitative and qualitative variations in light and temperature trigger changes in gene expression that ultimately shape plant morphology for adaptation and survival. Although the phenotypic and transcriptomic basis of plant responses to the constantly changing environment have been examined for decades, the relationship between global changes in nuclear architecture and adaption to environmental stimuli is just being uncovered. This review presents recent discoveries investigating how changes in light and temperature trigger changes in chromatin structure and nuclear organization with a focus on the role of gene repositioning and chromatin accessibility in regulating gene expression.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kaiserli, Dr Eirini and Davidson, Mhairi and Perrella, Dr Giorgio
Authors: Kaiserli, E., Perrella, G., and Davidson, M. L.H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Molecular Biosciences
Journal Name:Current Opinion in Plant Biology
ISSN (Online):1879-0356
Published Online:15 June 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Crown Copyright
First Published:First published in Current Opinion in Plant Biology 45(Part A): 103-111
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
682711Transcriptional regulation of plant growth in nuclear microdomainsEirini KaiserliBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)BB/M023079/1RI MOLECULAR CELL & SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
623593Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF)Anna DominiczakWellcome Trust (WELLCOTR)105614/Z/14/ZRI CARDIOVASCULAR & MEDICAL SCIENCES