Balancing supply and demand: the spatial regulation of carbon metabolism in grass and cereal leaves

Pollock, C., Farrar, J., Tomos, D., Gallagher, J., Lu, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-0064-4725 and Koroleva, O., 2003. Balancing supply and demand: the spatial regulation of carbon metabolism in grass and cereal leaves. Journal of Experimental Botany, 54 (382), pp. 489-494. ISSN 0022-0957

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Abstract

Leaf primary metabolism responds to changes in both supply of inputs and demand for products. Metabolic control in leaves changes both spatially and temporally. Using leaves of C3 temperate Gramineae, the spatial control of carbohydrate metabolism has been studied using a range of approaches. Single‐cell sampling and subsequent analysis of metabolites, proteins and transcripts has indicated significant differences between epidermal, mesophyll and parenchymatous bundle sheath cells. These differences correlate with differentiated function as heterotrophic, autotrophic and transport pathway components of the leaf. The review emphasizes the key role of sucrose and discusses its catabolism to hexoses and its anabolism to fructans as mechanisms for the preservation of sucrose gradients within the leaf.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Experimental Botany
Creators: Pollock, C., Farrar, J., Tomos, D., Gallagher, J., Lu, C. and Koroleva, O.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 1 January 2003
Volume: 54
Number: 382
ISSN: 0022-0957
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1093/jxb/erg037DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 08 Sep 2016 10:04
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 11:16
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28413

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