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The Plant Circadian Clock and Chromatin Modifications

Key Laboratory of South China Agricultural Plant Molecular Analysis and Genetic Improvement, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Institute of Plant Biology, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan
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Genes 2018, 9(11), 561;
Received: 3 October 2018 / Revised: 27 October 2018 / Accepted: 5 November 2018 / Published: 20 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Genetic Regulation of Circadian Rhythm in Plants)
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The circadian clock is an endogenous timekeeping network that integrates environmental signals with internal cues to coordinate diverse physiological processes. The circadian function depends on the precise regulation of rhythmic gene expression at the core of the oscillators. In addition to the well-characterized transcriptional feedback regulation of several clock components, additional regulatory mechanisms, such as alternative splicing, regulation of protein stability, and chromatin modifications are beginning to emerge. In this review, we discuss recent findings in the regulation of the circadian clock function in Arabidopsis thaliana. The involvement of chromatin modifications in the regulation of the core circadian clock genes is also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: circadian clock; oscillators; transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation; chromatin modifications; Arabidopsis circadian clock; oscillators; transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation; chromatin modifications; Arabidopsis

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Yang, P.; Wang, J.; Huang, F.-Y.; Yang, S.; Wu, K. The Plant Circadian Clock and Chromatin Modifications. Genes 2018, 9, 561.

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