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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 13 (Page no: 181)

Functional role of winter-accumulating proteins from mulberry tree in adaptation to winter-induced stresses.

This paper analyses the functional roles of some winter-accumulating proteins in the acquisition of freezing tolerance in cortical parenchyma cells of mulberry. In the cortical parenchyma cell of mulberry grown in Sapporo, Japan, many proteins are specifically accumulated during winter; these are closely related to the acquisition of an extremely high level of freezing tolerance, as a result of seasonal cold acclimatization. Among these winter-accumulating proteins in cortical parenchyma cells of mulberry, four distinct winter-accumulating proteins, including endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-localized 27-kDa proteins, ER-localized 20-kDa proteins, 18-kDa proteins localized in soluble fractions and a dehydrin, were selected for further characterization. Specifically, the functional roles of these proteins are analysed against winter-induced stresses in vitro and in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana plants in planta.

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: 11 (Page no: 153) Control of growth and cold acclimation in silver birch. Author(s): Aalto, M. K. Palva, E. T.
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: 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.