The link between flowering time and stress tolerance

Kazan, Kemal and Lyons, Rebecca (2016) The link between flowering time and stress tolerance. Journal of Experimental Botany, 67 1: 47-60. doi:10.1093/jxb/erv441

Author Kazan, Kemal
Lyons, Rebecca
Title The link between flowering time and stress tolerance
Journal name Journal of Experimental Botany   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1460-2431
Publication date 2016-01-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/jxb/erv441
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 67
Issue 1
Start page 47
End page 60
Total pages 14
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Abstract Evolutionary success in plants is largely dependent on the successful transition from vegetative to reproductive growth. In the lifetime of a plant, flowering is not only an essential part of the reproductive process but also a critical developmental stage that can be vulnerable to environmental stresses. Exposure to stress during this period can cause substantial yield losses in seed-producing plants. However, it is becoming increasingly evident that altering flowering time is an evolutionary strategy adopted by plants to maximize the chances of reproduction under diverse stress conditions, ranging from pathogen infection to heat, salinity, and drought. Here, recent studies that have revealed new insights into how biotic and abiotic stress signals can be integrated into floral pathways are reviewed. A better understanding of how complex environmental variables affect plant phenology is important for future genetic manipulation of crops to increase productivity under the changing climate.
Keyword Abiotic stress tolerance
Flowering time
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 1 October 2015

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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