Sudden freezing temperatures are lethal to Arabidopsis plants. However, when plants are first exposed to a non-freezing low temperature, they develop a tolerance to subsequent freezing temperatures. This process, which is called cold acclimation, is reported to be conserved in other plants, including crop plants.
What are the changes in gene expression that accompany this
We will observe changes in gene expression in Arabidopsis plants that were treated with non-freezing cold temperature compared to unstimulated plants.
Could we use this knowledge to create transgenic plants or revise standard growth practices that would increase cold tolerance in important crop plants?
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Created by B. Beason (email@example.com), Rice University, 9 March 2007
Updated 9 March 2007