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Trends Plant Sci. 2016 Oct;21(10):809-811. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2016.08.003. Epub 2016 Aug 20.

Seedlings' Strategy to Overcome a Soil Barrier.

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1
Basic Forestry and Proteomics Center, Haixia Institute of Science and Technology, College of Forestry, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, 350002 Fujian, China. Electronic address: zhuqiang@fafu.edu.cn.
2
Institute of Science and Technology Austria, 3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria. Electronic address: eva.benkova@ist.ac.at.

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:

ethylene; germination; hypoxia; light; mechanical stress

PMID:
27553704
DOI:
10.1016/j.tplants.2016.08.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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