Trends in plant science vol:12 issue:5 pages:185-8
Trehalose metabolism, a short side-branch of primary carbon metabolism that is controlled by a surprisingly large gene family, is emerging as an important new regulatory pathway in plants. Two recent studies by Namiko Satoh-Nagasawa et al. and Leonardo Gomez et al. have highlighted its novel and possibly pivotal role in coordinating carbon supply with plant growth and development.