Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2015, Vol. 50 ›› Issue (2): 145-148.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1259.2015.00145

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Chinese Scientists Made Breakthrough Progresses in Studies on Cold Sensing and Signaling in Plants

Jianru Zuo1, *, Fan Chen2, *   

  1. 1 State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics,
    2 State Key Laboratory of Molecular Developmental Biology, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2015-02-25 Accepted:2015-02-27 Online:2015-03-01 Published:2015-04-10
  • Contact: Zuo Jianru,Chen Fan
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    ? These authors contributed equally to this paper


Plants have evolved sophisticated and fine-tuned mechanisms in response to various stresses. Recently, Chinese scientists have made breakthrough advances toward our understanding on the molecular mechanisms of sensing cold signals in rice, the artificial selection of the sensor during rice domestication, and the regulatory role of phosphorylation in cold signaling in Arabidopsis.