Publication
Title
Unveiling the redox control of plant reproductive development during abiotic stress
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Abstract
Plants being sessile in nature are often challenged to various abiotic stresses including temperature fluctuations, water supply, salinity, and nutrient availability. Exposure of plants to such environmental perturbations result in the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in cells. To scavenge ROS, enzymatic and molecular antioxidants are produced at a cellular level. ROS act as a signaling entity at lower concentrations maintaining normal growth and development, but if their levels increase beyond certain threshold, they produce toxic effects in plants. Some developmental stages, such as development of reproductive organs are more sensitive to abiotic stress than other stages of growth. As success of plant reproductive development is directly correlated with grain yield, stresses coinciding with reproductive phase results in the higher yield losses. In this article, we summarize the redox control of plant reproductive development, and elaborate how redox homeostasis is compromised during abiotic stress exposure. We highlight why more emphasis should be given to understand redox control of plant reproductive organ development during abiotic stress exposure to engineer crops with better crop yield. We specifically discuss the role of ROS as a signaling molecule and its cross-talk with other signaling molecules such as hormones and sugars.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Frontiers in plant science. - Place of publication unknown
Publication
Lausanne : Frontiers media sa, 2016
ISSN
1664-462X
Volume/pages
7(2016), 6 p.
Article Reference
700
ISI
000377857700001
Medium
E-only publicatie
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Creation 29.07.2016
Last edited 06.10.2017
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