The effect of gibberellic acid on the response of leaf extension to low temperature

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dc.contributor.author Ougham, Helen J.
dc.contributor.author Farrell, A. D.
dc.contributor.author Tomos, A. Deri
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-12T14:12:53Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-12T14:12:53Z
dc.date.issued 2006-06-01
dc.identifier.citation A. D. Farrell, H. J. Ougham & A. D. Tomos (2006). The effect of gibberellic acid on the response of leaf extension to low temperature. Plant Cell and Environment, 29(7), 1329-1337. en
dc.identifier.isbn 1365-3040 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1574
dc.description.abstract The effect of cooling on leaf extension rate (LER) and on relative elemental growth rate (REGR) was measured in both gibberellic acid (GA)-responsive dwarf barley and in the same barley variety treated with GA. Seedlings were maintained at 20 °C while their leaf extension zone (LEZ) temperature was reduced either in steps to −6 °C in short-term cooling experiments, or to 10 °C for 48 h in long-term cooling experiments. Short-term cooling resulted in a biphasic response in LER, with a clear inflection point identified. Below this point, the activation energy for leaf extension becomes higher. The short-term response of LER to cooling was altered by the application of GA, which resulted in a lower base temperature (Tb), inflection point temperature and activation energy for leaf extension. Both GA-treated and untreated seedlings were less sensitive to cooling maintained for a prolonged period, with LER making a partial recover over the initial 5 h. Although long-term cooling reduced maximum REGR, it resulted in a longer LEZ and an increase in the length of mature interstomatal cells in GA-treated and untreated seedlings. These changes in overall physiology appear to enhance the ability of the leaves to continue expansion at suboptimal temperatures. In both GA-treated and cold-acclimated tissue, the occurrence of a longer LEZ was associated with a lower temperature sensitivity in LER. en
dc.description.sponsorship BBSRC en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Blackwell en
dc.relation.ispartof RAE2008 en_US
dc.relation.isreferencedby http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3040.2006.01513.x en
dc.title The effect of gibberellic acid on the response of leaf extension to low temperature en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype refereed published journal paper en
dc.identifier.doi http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1365-3040.2006.01513.x
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