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Title: Chloroplast Signaling Gates Thermotolerance in Arabidopsis
Authors: Patrick J. Dickinson
Manoj Kumar
Claudia Martinho
Seong Jeon Yoo
Hui Lan
George Artavanis
Varodom Charoensawan
Mark Aurel Schöttler
Ralph Bock
Katja E. Jaeger
Philip A. Wigge
University of Cambridge
University of Delhi
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology
Mahidol University
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Issue Date: 13-Feb-2018
Citation: Cell Reports. Vol.22, No.7 (2018), 1657-1665
Abstract: © 2018 The Author(s) Temperature is a key environmental variable influencing plant growth and survival. Protection against high temperature stress in eukaryotes is coordinated by heat shock factors (HSFs), transcription factors that activate the expression of protective chaperones such as HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN 70 (HSP70); however, the pathway by which temperature is sensed and integrated with other environmental signals into adaptive responses is not well understood. Plants are exposed to considerable diurnal variation in temperature, and we have found that there is diurnal variation in thermotolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana, with maximal thermotolerance coinciding with higher HSP70 expression during the day. In a forward genetic screen, we identified a key role for the chloroplast in controlling this response, suggesting that light-induced chloroplast signaling plays a key role. Consistent with this, we are able to globally activate binding of HSFA1a to its targets by altering redox status in planta independently of a heat shock. Plants are most resilient to heat stress during the day, a response controlled by HSFA1 transcription factors activating heat shock genes. Dickinson et al. find that perturbations of chloroplast electron transport affect heat shock gene expression. They show that HSFA1 activity is gated by a light-dependent chloroplast signal.
ISSN: 22111247
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2018

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