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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||26 Jul 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|