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Nutrient homeostasis within the plant circadian network

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JournalFrontiers in Plant Science
DatePublished - 2015
Issue number299
Volume6
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Circadian clocks have evolved to enhance adaptive physiology in the predictable, fluctuating environment caused by the rotation of the planet. Nutrient acquisition is central to plant growth performance and the nutrient demands of a plant change according to the time of day. Therefore, major aspects of nutrient homeostasis, including carbon assimilation and mineral uptake, are under circadian control. It is also emerging that there is feedback of nutritional status to the circadian clock to integrate these processes. This review will highlight recent insights into the role of the circadian clock in regulating plant nutrition as well as discuss the role for nutrients in affecting circadian function.

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Copyright ©2015 Haydon, Román and Arshad. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication is cited in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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  • Circadian clocks, Arabidopsis, Plants, Nutrient, Micronutrient, Iron, Metal, Carbohydrate

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