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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Signalling in Light-Controlled Development

Authors
item Quail, Peter - ARS-UCB PLNT GENE EXP CTR
item Deng, X. - YALE UNIVERSITY

Submitted to: Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: March 2, 1999
Publication Date: April 1, 1999
Citation: Quail, P.H., Deng, X.W. 1999. Signalling in light-controlled development. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology 10(2):121-129(9)/

Interpretive Summary: Our current knowledge of plant signalling suggests a complex network with both separate and shared early signalling pathway segments which appear to converge to regulate developmentally important genes through a set of master regulators.

Technical Abstract: Plants continuously analyze the nature of environmental light signals using an array of at least eight informational photoreceptors, each with differential functional roles. Molecular and genetic studies are identifying an increasing assembly of potential or established signalling intermediates involved in transducing perceived signals from these photoreceptors to photoresponsive genes. The emerging picture suggests a complex network with both separate and shared early signalling pathway segments which appear to converge to regulate developmentally important genes through a set of master regulators.

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