PLANT COLD ACCLIMATION: Freezing Tolerance Genes and Regulatory Mechanisms.

  title={PLANT COLD ACCLIMATION: Freezing Tolerance Genes and Regulatory Mechanisms.},
  author={Michael F. Thomashow},
  journal={Annual review of plant physiology and plant molecular biology},
  • M. Thomashow
  • Published 1 June 1999
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Annual review of plant physiology and plant molecular biology
Many plants increase in freezing tolerance upon exposure to low nonfreezing temperatures, a phenomenon known as cold acclimation. In this review, recent advances in determining the nature and function of genes with roles in freezing tolerance and the mechanisms involved in low temperature gene regulation and signal transduction are described. One of the important conclusions to emerge from these studies is that cold acclimation includes the expression of certain cold-induced genes that function… 

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