Title: Sugars, the clock and transition to flowering
Authors: Bolouri Moghaddam, Mohammad Reza
Van den Ende, Wim # ×
Issue Date: Feb-2013
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Series Title: Frontiers in Plant Science vol:4 issue:22 pages:1-6
Abstract: Sugars do not only act as source of energy, but they also act as signals in plants. This mini review summarizes the emerging links between sucrose-mediated signaling and the cellular networks involved in flowering time control and defense. Cross-talks with gibberellin (GA) and jasmonate (JA) signaling pathways are highlighted. The circadian clock fulfills a crucial role at the heart of cellular networks and the bilateral relation between sugar signaling and the clock is discussed. It is proposed that important factors controlling plant growth (DELLAs, PIFs, invertases and trehalose- 6-phosphate or T6P) might fulfill central roles in the transition to flowering as well. The emerging concept of ‘sweet immunity’, modulated by the clock, might at least partly rely on a sucrose-specific signaling pathway that needs further exploration.
ISSN: 1664-462X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Physiology of Plants and Micro-organisms Section - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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