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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 14 (Page no: 203)

The role of compatible solutes in plant freezing tolerance: a case study on raffinose.

This paper reviews the possible role of raffinose (Raf) and raffinose family oligosaccharides (RFO) in plant stress tolerance, and, in particular, in plant freezing tolerance. The role of Raf in cellular desiccation tolerance, the effects of Raf on the stability of proteins and membranes during drying and during freezing in vitro, the use of natural genetic diversity to create variability in leaf Raf content and the use of transgenic approaches to influence leaf Raf content are discussed.

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: 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: 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.