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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(12), 3896; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19123896

Calcium Signaling-Mediated Plant Response to Cold Stress

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Laboratory of Molecular Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6414, USA
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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Food Quality Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
Current address: Institute for Plant Genomics & Biotechnology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA; [email protected]
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Received: 15 October 2018 / Revised: 27 November 2018 / Accepted: 29 November 2018 / Published: 5 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Temperature Stress and Responses in Plants)
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Abstract

Low temperatures have adverse impacts on plant growth, developmental processes, crop productivity and food quality. It is becoming clear that Ca2+ signaling plays a crucial role in conferring cold tolerance in plants. However, the role of Ca2+ involved in cold stress response needs to be further elucidated. Recent studies have shown how the perception of cold signals regulate Ca2+ channels to induce Ca2+ transients. In addition, studies have shown how Ca2+ signaling and its cross-talk with nitric oxide (NO), reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) signaling pathways ultimately lead to establishing cold tolerance in plants. Ca2+ signaling also plays a key role through Ca2+/calmodulin-mediated Arabidopsis signal responsive 1 (AtSR1/CAMTA3) when temperatures drop rapidly. This review highlights the current status in Ca2+ signaling-mediated cold tolerance in plants. View Full-Text
Keywords: plants; calcium signaling; cold stress response plants; calcium signaling; cold stress response
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