Transcriptional regulation of nuclear genes controlling plastid differentiation in tomato

U. Borello, B. Aracri, C. Dalmastri, D. Farini, D. Ponti, G. Giuliano

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Several mechanisms which control transcription of genes encoding plastidial proteins in tomato are overviewed: light, the circadian clock, photooxidative stress and tissue-specific factors. Protein factors biruling promoters of genes responding to such stimuli are described, as well as their abundance during the various phases of the light-dark cycle. Finally, the structure and regulation of a novel class of genes encoding plastidial enzymes, controlling carotenoid biosynthesis, are described. © 1993 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51 - 54
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology and Biotechnological Equipment
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology

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