11. Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Approaches to the Analysis of Plant Freezing Tolerance and Cold Acclimation

  1. Dr. Narendra Tuteja2,3,
  2. Dr. Sarvajeet Singh Gill2,4,
  3. Prof. Antonio F. Tiburcio5 and
  4. Dr. Renu Tuteja2
  1. Dirk K. Hincha,
  2. Carmen Espinoza and
  3. Ellen Zuther

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527632930.ch11

Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress, Volume 1 & Volume 2

Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress, Volume 1 & Volume 2

How to Cite

Hincha, D. K., Espinoza, C. and Zuther, E. (2012) Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Approaches to the Analysis of Plant Freezing Tolerance and Cold Acclimation, in Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress, Volume 1 & Volume 2 (eds N. Tuteja, S. S. Gill, A. F. Tiburcio and R. Tuteja), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527632930.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Plant Molecular Biology Group, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110 067, India

  2. 3

    MD University, Centre for Biotechnology, Rohtak 124 001, Haryana, India

  3. 4

    Aligarh Muslim University, Department of Botany, Aligarh 202 002, Uttar Pradesh, India

  4. 5

    Universitat de Barcelona, Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal, Facultat de Farmàcia, Av. Joan XXIII, S/N, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

Author Information

  1. Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Am Mühlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527328406

Online ISBN: 9783527632930

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Keywords:

  • cold acclimation;
  • freezing tolerance;
  • gene expression;
  • nonacclimated tolerance;
  • subzero acclimation;
  • transcriptional regulation

Summary

Freezing tolerance is an important trait in plants because it limits the geographical distribution of wild species and the growth performance and yield of crop plants. Plants from temperate climates are able to increase their freezing tolerance by a process called cold acclimation. This process is driven by a complex reprogramming of the plant transcriptome and metabolome. In the last decade, several transcript and metabolite profiling studies on the model species Arabidopsis thaliana and on crop plants and trees have been reported. These studies point not only to many molecular changes during cold acclimation that are common to most or all investigated species but also to more species-specific changes. In addition, some profiling studies allow a first estimate of the relative importance of transcriptional regulation compared to translational and posttranslational regulation of plant metabolism in the cold.