Dynamics of Plant Metabolism during Cold Acclimation

Author(s)
Lisa Fürtauer, Jakob Weiszmann, Wolfram Weckwerth, Thomas Nägele
Abstract

Plants have evolved strategies to tightly regulate metabolism during acclimation to a changing environment. Low temperature significantly constrains distribution, growth and yield of many temperate plant species. Exposing plants to low but non-freezing temperature induces a multigenic processes termed cold acclimation, which eventually results in an increased freezing tolerance. Cold acclimation comprises reprogramming of the transcriptome, proteome and metabolome and affects communication and signaling between subcellular organelles. Carbohydrates play a central role in this metabolic reprogramming. This review summarizes current knowledge about the role of carbohydrate metabolism in plant cold acclimation with a focus on subcellular metabolic reprogramming, its thermodynamic constraints under low temperature and mathematical modelling of metabolism.

Organisation(s)
Research Platform Vienna Metabolomics Center, Department of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology, Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, Large-Instrument Facility for Mass Spectrometry in Life Sciences
External organisation(s)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Journal
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Volume
20
No. of pages
15
ISSN
1422-0067
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20215411
Publication date
10-2019
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
Metabolomics , Systems biology, Plant physiology
Keywords
ASJC Scopus subject areas
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/dynamics-of-plant-metabolism-during-cold-acclimation(dfeeebe5-bc6f-478a-84ef-1b042b0c07c5).html