Annual Plant Reviews, Senescence Processes in Plants (Volume by Susheng Gan

By Susheng Gan

The clinical and fiscal value of plant senescence implies that a lot attempt has been made to appreciate the tactics concerned and to plot technique of manipulating them agriculturally. in past times few years there was substantial development during this regard, particularly within the molecular, genetic and genomic points. Senescence has a big influence on agriculture. for instance, leaf senescence limits crop yield and biomass creation, and contributes considerably to postharvest loss in vegetable and decorative vegetation in the course of transportation, garage and on cabinets. furthermore, proteins, antioxidants and different dietary compounds are degraded in the course of senescence. Senescing tissues additionally turn into extra liable to pathogen an infection, and a few of the pathogens could produce pollutants, rendering nutrition damaging. Mitotic senescence can also confirm sizes of leaves, end result and entire crops.

This quantity summarizes fresh progresses within the body structure, biochemistry, telephone biology, molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, and biotechnology of plant senescence. starting with a bankruptcy on senescence-related terminology and our present wisdom of mitotic senescence in crops (a much less well-studied area), the booklet specializes in post-mitotic senescence, and comprises chapters addressing the senescence of leaves, flora and culmination. Later chapters study the advance of varied new biotechnologies for manipulating the senescence approaches of fruit and leaves, a few of that are drawing close commercialization. The booklet is directed at researchers and execs in plant molecular genetics, body structure and biochemistry.

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CHLOROPHYLL CATABOLISM AND LEAF COLORATION 15 ones may represent products of oxidative activities or artifacts of tissue extraction, not related to ‘natural’ chl breakdown during leaf senescence. , 1996). Analysis of mutants that are defective in chl catabolic steps was helpful in the identification of intermediates. , 1989) or a Lolium introgression line containing the mutated gene from F. , 1999), exhibit a stay-green phenotype. , 2004). , 2003). Collectively, these findings suggest that chlide and pheide a represent true intermediates of senescencerelated chl breakdown, whereas the significance of 132 -hydroxyl or pyro forms of chl remains to be established.

Hamilton’s reputation in evolutionary theory gave this hypothesis (now called a theory) all the more impact, and it was published nearly coincident with his untimely death in Africa. Hamilton and Brown postulated that brightly colored leaves during autumn could be a handicap signal, warning egg-laying insects against increased defensive compounds in those trees and reducing herbivory by newly hatched individuals the following year. They tested the hypothesis by a meta-analysis of the literature on aphid herbivory on trees.

1996), but the affected gene has not been identified so far. e. , 1999), on homologous chromosomes indicated the mutation of orthologous genes in these two mutants. , 2005). , 2002) and Sgr was cloned subsequently (GenBank accession no. -W. -Y. Park, J. -S. -J. -C. Paek, unpublished). Highly homologous sequences are widely distributed in higher plant species, and the Arabidopsis SGR1 protein (At4g22920) is specifically expressed during senescence (S. H¨ortensteiner, unpublished). A function for SGR has not been elucidated so far.

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