Seedlings’ strategy to overcome a soil barrier Journal Article


Author(s): Zhu, Qiang; Benková, Eva
Article Title: Seedlings’ strategy to overcome a soil barrier
Affiliation IST Austria
Abstract: The impact of the plant hormone ethylene on seedling development has long been recognized; however, its ecophysiological relevance is unexplored. Three recent studies demonstrate that ethylene is a critical endogenous integrator of various environmental signals including mechanical stress, light, and oxygen availability during seedling germination and growth through the soil.
Keywords: Hypoxia; Germination; Light; Ethylene; mechanical stress
Journal Title: Trends in Plant Science
Volume: 21
Issue 10
ISSN: 1360-1385
Publisher: Cell Press  
Date Published: 2016-10-01
Start Page: 809
End Page: 811
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2016.08.003
Notes: This work was supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF01_I1774S) to E.B., the Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province (2016J01099), and the Fujian–Taiwan Joint Innovative Center for Germplasm Resources and Cultivation of Crops (FJ 2011 Program, No 2015-75) to Q.Z. The authors thank Israel Ausin and Xu Chen for critical reading of the manuscript.
Open access: no