Campus Units

Genetics, Development and Cell Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-5-2018

Journal or Book Title

Open Biology

Volume

8

Issue

12

First Page

180162

DOI

10.1098/rsob.180162

Abstract

Autophagy is a major degradation and recycling pathway in plants. It functions to maintain cellular homeostasis and is induced by environmental cues and developmental stimuli. Over the past decade, the study of autophagy has expanded from model plants to crop species. Many features of the core machinery and physiological functions of autophagy are conserved among diverse organisms. However, several novel functions and regulators of autophagy have been characterized in individual plant species. In light of its critical role in development and stress responses, a better understanding of autophagy in crop plants may eventually lead to beneficial agricultural applications. Here, we review recent progress on understanding autophagy in crops and discuss potential future research directions.

Comments

This article is published as Tang, Jie, and Diane C. Bassham. "Autophagy in crop plants: what's new beyond Arabidopsis?." Royal Society Open Biology 8, no. 12 (2018): 180162. doi: 10.1098/rsob.180162.

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The Authors

Language

en

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