Plant responses to environmental stress: regulation and functions of the Arabidopsis TCH genes

J. Braam, M. L. Sistrunk, D. H. Polisensky, W. Xu, M. M. Purugganan, D. M. Antosiewicz, P. Campbell, K. A. Johnson

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Abstract

Expression of the Arabidopsis TCH genes is markedly upregulated in response to a variety of environmental stimuli including the seemingly innocuous stimulus of touch. Understanding the mechanism(s) and factors that control TCH gene regulation will shed light on the signaling pathways that enable plants to respond to environmental conditions. The TCH proteins include calmodulin, calmodulin-related proteins and a xyloglucan endotransglycosylase. Expression analyses and localization of protein accumulation indicates that the potential sites of TCH protein function include expanding cells and tissues under mechanical strain. We hypothesize that at least a subset of the TCH proteins may collaborate in cell wall biogenesis.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)S35-41
JournalPlanta
Volume203 Suppl
StatePublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Arabidopsis/genetics/*physiology Calcium-Binding Proteins/biosynthesis Cell Wall/physiology Environment *Genes, Plant Plant Proteins/*biosynthesis Regulatory Sequences, Nucleic Acid Stress, Mechanical

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Braam, J., Sistrunk, M. L., Polisensky, D. H., Xu, W., Purugganan, M. M., Antosiewicz, D. M., Campbell, P., & Johnson, K. A. (1997). Plant responses to environmental stress: regulation and functions of the Arabidopsis TCH genes. Planta, 203 Suppl, S35-41.