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Cold hardiness in plants: molecular genetics, cell biology and physiology. Seventh International Plant Cold Hardiness Seminar, Sapporo, Japan, 10-15 July 2004.

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This book contains 16 papers presenting the latest research findings on plant freezing and chilling stress from major laboratories around the world. They focus on various aspects of molecular genetics and, in many cases, the use of transgenic plants to further our understanding of plant cold hardiness at the molecular level. Other papers include: vernalization genes in winter cereals; global analy...

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Chapter 11 (Page no: 153)

Control of growth and cold acclimation in silver birch.

Birch (Betula pendula) is an excellent model in studying seasonal responses of woody perennials, made feasible by the rapid development of genomic techniques. This paper emphasizes that studying trees at the genomic level may thus not only give answers to topics in wood formation, but also help to unravel mechanisms behind the seasonal control of growth in overwintering perennials in general. It provides a deeper understanding of genetic regulation of plant responses at the physiological level, not only for the utilization of its genes for faster tree breeding, but also as both molecular markers and in transgenic approaches. Expressed sequence tags sequencing, clustering and annotation of genes provide the basic tools for such analysis aided by expression analysis through 'electronic northerns' and microarrays. This information, together with functional analysis of candidate genes, has helped elucidate basic processes in trees and will help to facilitate breeding of trees with improved growth characteristics.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Global analysis of gene networks to solve complex abiotic stress responses. Author(s): Shinozaki, K. Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) The CBF cold response pathways of Arabidopsis and tomato. Author(s): Vogel, J. T. Cook, D. Fowler, S. G. Thomashow, M. F.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 30) Barley contains a large CBF gene family associated with quantitative cold-tolerance traits. Author(s): Skinner, J. S. Zitzewitz, J. von Marquez-Cedillo, L. Filichkin, T. Szűcs, P. Amundsen, K. Stockinger, E. J. Thomashow, M. F. Chen, T. H. H. Hayes, P. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 53) Structural organization of barley CBF genes coincident with a QTL for cold hardiness. Author(s): Stockinger, E. J. Cheng, H. Skinner, J. S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 64) The genetic basis of vernalization responses in barley. Author(s): Cooper, L. L. D. Zitzewitz, J. von Skinner, J. S. Szűcs, P. Karsai, I. Francia, E. Stanca, A. M. Pecchioni, N. Laurie, D. A. Chen, T. H. H. Hayes, P. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 76) Vernalization genes in winter cereals. Author(s): Kane, N. A. Danyluk, J. Sarhan, F.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 88) A bulk segregant approach to identify genetic polymorphisms associated with cold tolerance in lucerne. Author(s): Castonguay, Y. Cloutier, J. Laberge, S. Bertrand, A. Michaud, R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 103) Ectopic overexpression of AtCBF1 in potato enhances freezing tolerance. Author(s): Pino, M. T. Skinner, J. S. Jeknić, Z. Park, E. J. Hayes, P. M. Chen, T. H. H.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 124) Overexpression of a heat-inducible apx gene confers chilling tolerance to rice plants. Author(s): Sato, Y. Saruyama, H.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 138) Physiological and morphological alterations associated with development of freezing tolerance in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Author(s): Minami, A. Nagao, M. Arakawa, K. Fujikawa, S. Takezawa, D.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 167) The role of the CBF-dependent signalling pathway in woody perennials. Author(s): Benedict, C. Skinner, J. S. Meng, R. Chang, Y. Bhalerao, R. Finn, C. Chen, T. H. H. Hurry, V.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 181) Functional role of winter-accumulating proteins from mulberry tree in adaptation to winter-induced stresses. Author(s): Fujikawa, S. Ukaji, N. Nagao, M. Yamane, K. Takezawa, D. Arakawa, K.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 203) The role of compatible solutes in plant freezing tolerance: a case study on raffinose. Author(s): Hincha, D. K. Zuther, E. Hundertmark, M. Heyer, A. G.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 219) Dehydration in model membranes and protoplasts: contrasting effects at low, intermediate and high hydrations. Author(s): Koster, K. L. Bryant, G.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 235) Effect of plasma membrane-associated proteins on acquisition of freezing tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Author(s): Tominaga, Y. Nakagawara, C. Kawamura, Y. Uemura, M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Viikki Biocenter, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Division of Genetics, PO Box 56, FI-00014, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9780851990590
  • Record Number
  • 20063040197