|Title||Alternative splicing in plants: directing traffic at the crossroads of adaptation and environmental stress.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Filichkin, S, Priest, HD, Megraw, M, Mockler, TC|
|Journal||Curr Opin Plant Biol|
|Date Published||2015 Apr|
|Keywords||Adaptation, Biological, Alternative Splicing, Circadian Clocks, Plant Physiological Phenomena, RNA, Plant, Stress, Physiological|
In recent years, high-throughput sequencing-based analysis of plant transcriptomes has suggested that up to ∼60% of plant gene loci encode alternatively spliced mature transcripts. These studies have also revealed that alternative splicing in plants can be regulated by cell type, developmental stage, the environment, and the circadian clock. Alternative splicing is coupled to RNA surveillance and processing mechanisms, including nonsense mediated decay. Recently, non-protein-coding transcripts have also been shown to undergo alternative splicing. These discoveries collectively describe a robust system of post-transcriptional regulatory feedback loops which influence RNA abundance. In this review, we summarize recent studies describing the specific roles alternative splicing and RNA surveillance play in plant adaptation to environmental stresses and the regulation of the circadian clock.
|Alternate Journal||Curr. Opin. Plant Biol.|
|Grant List||R00GM0971880 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States|
Alternative splicing in plants: directing traffic at the crossroads of adaptation and environmental stress.
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