Carbon and energy metabolism
2009 (English)In: The moss Physcomitrella patens / [ed] Celia Knight, Pierre-François Perroud, David Cove, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell , 2009, 211-245 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
As in all organisms, the primary carbon metabolism in Physcomitrella patens provides the cells with free energy and building blocks for the biosynthesis of macromolecules. In particular, carbohydrates play a major role in growth and development in mosses as in other plants, since they are used for storage and allocation of carbon and energy. Reverse genetics in P. patens has recently made it possible to address some key questions concerning the carbon and energy metabolism in plants. These questions include: How is the cellular energy status sensed in order to balance anabolism versus catabolism? How does carbon and energy allocation between cells and tissues work? How is whole-plant energy homeostasis maintained? What is the role of sugars in regulating growth and development? And, finally, how similar or different are these processes in bryophytes and vascular plants? The recent release of the complete P. patens genome sequence has now made it possible to address the last question using a comparative genomics approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell , 2009. 211-245 p.
, Annual plant reviews, ISSN 1460-1494 ; 36
AMP-activated protein kinase, carbon metabolism, energy homeostasis, hexokinase, SNF1, sugar transport
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-109189ISBN: 978-1-4051-8189-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-109189DiVA: diva2:272022