Fürtauer, L.; Weiszmann, J.; Weckwerth, W.; Nägele, T. Dynamics of Plant Metabolism during Cold Acclimation. Int. J. Mol. Sci.2019, 20, 5411.
Fürtauer, L.; Weiszmann, J.; Weckwerth, W.; Nägele, T. Dynamics of Plant Metabolism during Cold Acclimation. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 5411.
Plants have evolved tightly regulated strategies to adapt and acclimate to a changing environment to ensure their survival. Various environmental factors affect plant distribution, growth and yield. Low temperature belongs to those abiotic factors which significantly constrain range boundaries of plant species. Exposing plants to low but non-freezing temperature induces a multigenic processes termed cold acclimation, which finally results in an increased freezing tolerance. Cold acclimation comprises reprogramming of the transcriptome, proteome and metabolome and affects communication and signaling between subcellular organelles. Reprogramming of the central carbohydrate metabolism plays a key role in cold acclimation. This review summarizes current knowledge about the role of carbohydrate metabolism in plant cold acclimation. A focus is laid on subcellular metabolic reprogramming, its thermodynamic constraints under low temperature and mathematical modelling of metabolism.
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