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Genes 2017, 8(11), 316;

Genome and Epigenome Surveillance Processes Underlying UV Exposure in Plants

Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, UPR2357-CNRS, 12 rue du Général Zimmer, 67000 Strasbourg, France
Received: 20 October 2017 / Revised: 3 November 2017 / Accepted: 3 November 2017 / Published: 9 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue DNA Damage Responses in Plants)
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Land plants and other photosynthetic organisms (algae, bacteria) use the beneficial effect of sunlight as a source of energy for the photosynthesis and as a major source of information from the environment. However, the ultraviolet component of sunlight also produces several types of damage, which can affect cellular and integrity, interfering with growth and development. In order to reduce the deleterious effects of UV, photosynthetic organisms combine physiological adaptation and several types of DNA repair pathways to avoid dramatic changes in the structure. Therefore, plants may have obtained an evolutionary benefit from combining genome and surveillance processes, to efficiently deal with the deleterious effects of UV radiation. This review will present the different mechanisms activated upon UV exposure that contribute to maintain genome and integrity. View Full-Text
Keywords: ultraviolet; photolesions; DNA repair; genome ultraviolet; photolesions; DNA repair; genome

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