Investigating respiration response and mechanisms underpinning respiratory acclimation to low temperature in wheat

Leila Heidarvand

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis investigates the effects of low temperature (LT) on respiration and expands knowledge of mechanisms underlying LT-response of respiration in wheat that could help improve LT-tolerance. The results highlighted the pattern and time-scale of respiration response to short- and long-term LT in wheat. A targeted proteomics approach demonstrated the role of the abundance of mitochondrial components and mitochondrial density in LT-acclimation. Metabolomics results also showed the changes in respiration substrate availability in response to LT. Further investigations highlighted the role of L-Proline as a significant substrate in increasing acclimation capacity of respiration in response to LT in wheat plants.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date26 Jul 2016
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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