The genetic control of senescence revealed by mapping quantitative trait loci

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dc.contributor.author Donnison, Iain S.
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Howard
dc.contributor.author Armstead, Ian P.
dc.contributor.author Ougham, Helen J.
dc.contributor.author Howarth, Catherine J.
dc.contributor.author Galyuon, Isaac K. A.
dc.contributor.editor Gan, Susheng
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-09T13:32:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-09T13:32:25Z
dc.date.issued 2007-03
dc.identifier.citation Donnison , I S , Thomas , H , Armstead , I P , Ougham , H J , Howarth , C J & Galyuon , I K A 2007 , ' The genetic control of senescence revealed by mapping quantitative trait loci ' . in S Gan (ed.) , Annual Plant Reviews : Senescence Processes in Plants . vol. 26 , Blackwell Publishing , pp. 171-201 . en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4051-3984-7
dc.identifier.other PURE: 108323
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/2612
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/2612
dc.identifier.uri http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405139846.html en
dc.description Ougham, H. J., Armstead, I. P., Howarth, C. J., Galyuon, I. K. A., Donnison, I. S., Thomas, Howard (2007). The genetic control of senescence revealed by mapping quantitative trait loci.  Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 26, Senescence Processes in Plants. Gan, S. (Ed.) , pp. 171-201. en
dc.description.abstract The scientific and economic significance of plant senescence means that much effort has been made to understand the processes involved and to devise means of manipulating them agriculturally. During the past few years there has been considerable progress in this regard, especially in the molecular, genetic and genomic aspects. Senescence has a tremendous impact on agriculture. For example, leaf senescence limits crop yield and biomass production, and contributes substantially to postharvest loss in vegetable and ornamental crops during transportation, storage and on shelves. In addition, proteins, antioxidants and other nutritional compounds are degraded during senescence. Senescing tissues also become more susceptible to pathogen infection, and some of the pathogens may produce toxins, rendering food unsafe. Mitotic senescence may also determine sizes of leaves, fruits and whole plants. This volume summarizes recent progresses in the physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, and biotechnology of plant senescence. Beginning with a chapter on senescence-related terminology and our current knowledge of mitotic senescence in plants (a less well-studied area), the book focuses on post-mitotic senescence, and includes chapters addressing the senescence of leaves, flowers and fruits. Later chapters examine the development of various new biotechnologies for manipulating the senescence processes of fruit and leaves, some of which are approaching commercialization. The book is directed at researchers and professionals in plant molecular genetics, physiology and biochemistry. en
dc.format.extent 31 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing
dc.relation.ispartof Annual Plant Reviews en
dc.title The genetic control of senescence revealed by mapping quantitative trait loci en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book chapter en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en


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