The influence of abiotic factors on the expression of repressor of UV-B photomorphogenesis proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana

Rooney, William Martin (2017) The influence of abiotic factors on the expression of repressor of UV-B photomorphogenesis proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana. MSc(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

UV RESISTANCE LOCUS 8 (UVR8) is a UV-B photoreceptor protein present in plants that is responsible for UV-B induced photomorphogenic responses. UV-B absorption by UVR8 causes the homo-dimeric protein to monomerise, hence initiating gene expression and physiological responses. The activity of UVR8 is tightly controlled by the proteins REPRESSOR OF UV-B PHOTOMORPHOGENESIS 1 and 2 (RUP1 and RUP2), which regulate the balance between the UVR8 homo-dimer and monomers that initiate signal transduction. There has been some research to identify external stimuli that regulate RUP gene expression; however much more needs to be done to obtain a complete picture. Here, these data presented in the thesis show the different abiotic stimuli that influence RUP expression and thus how these impact on UV-B perception in A. thaliana.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
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, Professor Gareth I.
Date of Award: 2017
Embargo Date: 18 May 2020
Depositing User: Mr William Rooney
Unique ID: glathesis:2017-8198
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 08:48
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 10:43
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/8198

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