The epigenetic mechanisms underlying thermomorphogenesis and heat stress responses in Arabidopsis

Zioutopoulou, A., Patitaki, E., Xu, T. and Kaiserli, E. (2021) The epigenetic mechanisms underlying thermomorphogenesis and heat stress responses in Arabidopsis. Plants, 10(11), 2439. (doi: 10.3390/plants10112439)

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Integration of temperature cues is crucial for plant survival and adaptation. Global warming is a prevalent issue, especially in modern agriculture, since the global rise in average temperature is expected to impact crop productivity worldwide. Hence, better understanding of the mechanisms by which plants respond to warmer temperatures is very important. This review focuses on the epigenetic mechanisms implicated in plant responses to high temperature and distinguishes the different epigenetic events that occur at warmer average temperatures, leading to thermomorphogenic responses, or subjected to extreme warm temperatures, leading to heat stress.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kaiserli, Dr Eirini and Patitaki, Ms Eirini and Xu, Tianyuan and Zioutopoulou, Ms Anna
Authors: Zioutopoulou, A., Patitaki, E., Xu, T., and Kaiserli, E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Molecular Biosciences
Journal Name:Plants
ISSN (Online):2223-7747
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Plants 10(11):2439
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
171989Transcriptional regulation of plant growth in nuclear microdomainsEirini KaiserliBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)BB/M023079/1Institute of Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology