Journal article

Circadian Entrainment in Arabidopsis by the Sugar-Responsive Transcription Factor bZIP63

Alexander Frank, Cleverson C Matiolli, Americo JC Viana, Timothy J Hearn, Jelena Kusakina, Fiona E Belbin, David Wells Newman, Aline Yochikawa, Dora L Cano-Ramirez, Anupama Chembath, Kester Cragg-Barber, Michael J Haydon, Carlos T Hotta, Michel Vincentz, Alex AR Webb, Antony N Dodd

Current Biology | CELL PRESS | Published : 2018


Synchronization of circadian clocks to the day-night cycle ensures the correct timing of biological events. This entrainment process is essential to ensure that the phase of the circadian oscillator is synchronized with daily events within the environment [1], to permit accurate anticipation of environmental changes [2, 3]. Entrainment in plants requires phase changes in the circadian oscillator, through unidentified pathways, which alter circadian oscillator gene expression in response to light, temperature, and sugars [4-6]. To determine how circadian clocks respond to metabolic rhythms, we investigated the mechanisms by which sugars adjust the circadian phase in Arabidopsis [5]. We focuse..

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Awarded by BBSRC (UK)

Awarded by Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the BBSRC (UK) (grant nos. BB/I005811/1, BB/I005811/2, BB/M006212, and BB/H006826), a RCUK/FAPESP joint research grant, the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) (grant nos. 2008/52071-0 and 2015/06260-0; BIOEN Program), The Royal Society, the Bristol Centre for Agricultural Innovation, the Peter und Traudl Engelhorn-Stiftung, the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) (Brazil), and Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (Conacyt) ( Mexico). We thank Filip Rolland, Ian Graham, Steve Kay, Anthony Hall, and Jose Pruneda-Paz for donating seeds and/or reporter constructs, Ian Graham and Jen Sheen for helpful discussion, and Maeli Melotto (UC Davis) for sharing a Y2H cDNA library.