Physiological and Genetic Dissection of Sucrose Inputs to the Arabidopsis thaliana Circadian System
AbstractCircadian rhythms allow an organism to synchronize internal physiological responses to the external environment. Perception of external signals such as light and temperature are critical in the entrainment of the oscillator. However, sugar can also act as an entraining signal. In this work, we have confirmed that sucrose accelerates the circadian period, but this observed effect is dependent on the reporter gene used. This observed response was dependent on sucrose being available during free-running conditions. If sucrose was applied during entrainment, the circadian period was only temporally accelerated, if any effect was observed at all. We also found that sucrose acts to stabilize the robustness of the circadian period under red light or blue light, in addition to its previously described role in stabilizing the robustness of rhythms in the dark. Finally, we also found that CCA1 is required for both a short- and long-term response of the circadian oscillator to sucrose, while LHY acts to attenuate the effects of sucrose on circadian period. Together, this work highlights new pathways for how sucrose could be signaling to the oscillator and reveals further functional separation of CCA1 and LHY. View Full-Text
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Philippou, K.; Ronald, J.; Sánchez-Villarreal, A.; Davis, A.M.; Davis, S.J. Physiological and Genetic Dissection of Sucrose Inputs to the Arabidopsis thaliana Circadian System. Genes 2019, 10, 334.
Philippou K, Ronald J, Sánchez-Villarreal A, Davis AM, Davis SJ. Physiological and Genetic Dissection of Sucrose Inputs to the Arabidopsis thaliana Circadian System. Genes. 2019; 10(5):334.Chicago/Turabian Style
Philippou, Koumis; Ronald, James; Sánchez-Villarreal, Alfredo; Davis, Amanda M.; Davis, Seth J. 2019. "Physiological and Genetic Dissection of Sucrose Inputs to the Arabidopsis thaliana Circadian System." Genes 10, no. 5: 334.
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