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UVR8 in Arabidopsis thaliana regulates multiple aspects of cellular differentiation during leaf development in response to ultraviolet B radiation

Wargent, Jason J. and Gegas, Vasilis C. and Jenkins, Gareth I. and Doonan, John H. and Paul, Nigel D. (2009) UVR8 in Arabidopsis thaliana regulates multiple aspects of cellular differentiation during leaf development in response to ultraviolet B radiation. New Phytologist, 183 (2). pp. 315-326. ISSN 0028-646X

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Abstract

Responses specific to ultraviolet B (UV-B) wavelengths are still poorly understood, both in terms of initial signalling and effects on morphogenesis. Arabidopsis thaliana UV RESISTANCE LOCUS8 (UVR8) is the only known UV-B specific signalling component, but the role of UVR8 in leaf morphogenesis is unknown. The regulatory effects of UVR8 on leaf morphogenesis at a range of supplementary UV-B doses were characterized, revealing both UVR8-dependent and independent responses to UV irradiation. Inhibition of epidermal cell division in response to UV-B is largely independent of UVR8. However, overall leaf growth under UV-B irradiation in wild-type plants is enhanced compared with a uvr8 mutant because of a UVR8-dependent compensatory increase of cell area in wild-type plants. UVR8 was also required for the regulation of endopolyploidy in response to UV-B, and the uvr8 mutant also has a lower density of stomata than the wild type in the presence of UV-B, indicating that UVR8 has a regulatory role in other developmental events. Our findings show that, in addition to regulating UV-protective gene expression responses, UVR8 is involved in controlling aspects of leaf growth and morphogenesis. This work extends our understanding of how UV-B response is orchestrated at the whole-plant level. New Phytologist (2009) 183: 315-326doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.02855.x.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: New Phytologist
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabidopsis thaliana • cell development • endopolyploidy • morphogenesis • UV-B • UVR8
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Departments: UNSPECIFIED
ID Code: 27043
Deposited By: Jason Wargent
Deposited On: 15 Sep 2009 09:16
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2014 14:49
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/27043

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