Structure-function studies of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 in Arabidopsis thaliana

Heilmann, Monika (2013) Structure-function studies of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 in Arabidopsis thaliana. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

UV-B radiation is an integral component of natural sunlight reaching the Earth’s surface. Although being a potentially harmful and damaging agent, UV-B is a key environmental signal for plants initiating diverse responses that affect their metabolism, development and viability. The majority of these responses involve the differential regulation of gene expression and all require accurate perception of the effective light quality by a photoreceptor. The recent identification of UV RESISTANCE LOCUS8 (UVR8) as a UV B photoreceptor has been an important milestone in plant UV B research (Rizzini et al., 2011; Christie et al., 2012; Wu et al., 2012). The aim of this study was to investigate how the structure of the UVR8 protein determines its function in the UV-B response in Arabidopsis.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: UV-B, photoreceptor, Arabidopsis thaliana
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Jenkins, Prof. Gareth I.
Date of Award: 2013
Depositing User: Monika Heilmann
Unique ID: glathesis:2013-4067
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2013 11:32
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 10:48
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/4067

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