Thermoplasticity in the plant circadian clock: how plants tell the time-perature

Allan B. James (Lead / Corresponding author), Naeem Hasan-Syed, John W. S. Brown, Hugh G. Nimmo

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    Abstract

    In the March 2012 issue of The Plant Cell we describe extensive alternative splicing (AS) of Arabidopsis circadian clock genes. Notably these distinct post-transcriptional events associate with different steady-state temperatures and also with plants undergoing temperature transitions leading us to propose that temperature-associated AS is an additional mechanism involved in the operation and control of the plant circadian clock. Here we show that temperature associated AS also extends to REVEILLE 8 (RVE8), demonstrating a hitherto unrecognized link between the expression of this clock associated gene and temperature. Finally we discuss our observations of the plastic nature of clock gene expression at the post-transcriptional level in the context of the ongoing fascination of how plants respond to temperature.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1219-23
    Number of pages5
    JournalPlant Signaling and Behavior
    Volume7
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

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    Keywords

    • Alternative splicing
    • Circadian
    • Clock
    • Temperature
    • Temperature compensation
    • Temperature perception

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