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Research Project: Enhancing Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Quality with Improved Phenolics Contents

Location: Food Quality Laboratory

Title: Calcium signaling-mediated plant response to cold stress

item YUAN, P - Washington State University
item Yang, Tianbao
item POOVAIAH, B - Washington State University

Submitted to: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/29/2018
Publication Date: 12/5/2018
Citation: Yuan, P., Yang, T., Poovaiah, B.W. 2018. Calcium signaling-mediated plant response to cold stress. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19(12):3896.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Low temperatures and freezing have adverse impacts on plant growth, developmental processes, crop productivity and food quality. It is becoming clear that calcium signaling plays a crucial role in conferring cold tolerance in plants. Recent studies have shown how the perception of cold signal regulates calcium channels to induce calcium transients. In addition, calcium signaling interacts with NO, ROS and MAPKs signaling pathways and leads to ultimately establishing cold tolerance in plants. Calcium signaling also plays a key role through calcium/calmodulin-mediated AtSR1/CAMTA3 when temperatures drop rapidly. This review highlights the current opinions in the mechanics of calcium signaling-mediated cold tolerance in plants and future perspective on the implication in crop improvement.