Next Article in Journal
A TD-DFT Study on the Photo-Physicochemical Properties of Chrysophanol from Rheum
Next Article in Special Issue
Characterization of the Sesbania rostrata Phytochelatin Synthase Gene: Alternative Splicing and Function of Four Isoforms
Previous Article in Journal / Special Issue
Bax Inhibitor-1, a Conserved Cell Death Suppressor, Is a Key Molecular Switch Downstream from a Variety of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Signals in Plants
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10(7), 3168-3185;

Post-transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression in Plants during Abiotic Stress

Aix-Marseille Université, Laboratoire de Génétique et Biophysique des Plantes, Marseille, F-13009, France
CNRS, UMR Biol Veget & Microbiol Environ, Marseille, F-13009, France
CEA, DSV, IBEB, Marseille, F-13009, France
These authors contributed equally to this work
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 9 June 2009 / Revised: 4 July 2009 / Accepted: 9 July 2009 / Published: 10 July 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biotic and Abiotic Stress)
Full-Text   |   PDF [422 KB, uploaded 19 June 2014]   |  


Land plants are anchored in one place for most of their life cycle and therefore must constantly adapt their growth and metabolism to abiotic stresses such as light intensity, temperature and the availability of water and essential minerals. Thus, plants’ subsistence depends on their ability to regulate rapidly gene expression in order to adapt their physiology to their environment. Recent studies indicate that post-transcriptional regulations of gene expression play an important role in how plants respond to abiotic stresses. We will review the different mechanisms of post-transcriptional regulation of nuclear genes expression including messenger RNA (mRNA) processing, stability, localization and protein translation, and discuss their relative importance for plant adaptation to abiotic stress. View Full-Text
Keywords: plants; abiotic stress; gene expression; post-transcriptional regulations plants; abiotic stress; gene expression; post-transcriptional regulations

Graphical abstract

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Floris, M.; Mahgoub, H.; Lanet, E.; Robaglia, C.; Menand, B. Post-transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression in Plants during Abiotic Stress. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10, 3168-3185.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Int. J. Mol. Sci. EISSN 1422-0067 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top