Christos Kotakis

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Polyamines (PAs) are ubiquitous aliphatic amines important and, in many cases, essential for plant growth, abiotic stress response, and tolerance. Here we provide evidence for genetic reprogramming of PA homeostasis that occurs during the de-etiolation, maturation, and senescence of the primary leaf in Hordeum vulgare (barley). We analyzed expression levels(More)
BACKGROUND Expression of exogenous sequences in plants is often suppressed through one of the earliest described RNA silencing pathways, sense post-transcriptional gene silencing (S-PTGS). This type of suppression has made significant contributions to our knowledge of the biology of RNA silencing pathways and has important consequences in plant transgenesis(More)
Limitations in photosystem function and photosynthetic electron flow were investigated during leaf senescence in two field-grown plants, i.e., Euphorbia dendroides L. and Morus alba L., a summer- and winter-deciduous, shrub and tree, respectively. Analysis of fast chlorophyll (Chl) a fluorescence transients and post-illumination fluorescence yield increase(More)
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