Plant Circadian Network

  • Jordi Malapeira
  • Reyes Benlloch
  • Rossana Henriques
  • Paloma Mas
Reference work entry
Part of the The Plant Sciences book series (PLANTSCI, volume 2)

Abstract

  • The circadian clock generates biological rhythms with a period of 24 h.

  • Circadian clock function is essential for plant physiology and development and provides an adaptive advantage.

  • The circadian clock is synchronized by changes in environmental signals.

  • Pre- and posttranscriptional mechanisms regulate the expression and activity of the circadian oscillator.

  • The expression of many genes and key metabolic and developmental processes are controlled by the circadian clock.

Keywords

Biomass Sucrose Carbohydrate Codon Respiration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jordi Malapeira
    • 1
    • 2
  • Reyes Benlloch
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rossana Henriques
    • 1
    • 2
  • Paloma Mas
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Molecular GeneticsCentre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG)BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Consortium CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UBCenter for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), Parc de Recerca UABBarcelonaSpain

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