Cell biology: Plant circadian clocks increase photosynthesis, growth, survival, and competitive advantage

Antony N. Dodd, Neeraj Salathia, Anthony Hall, E. Kévei, Réka Tóth, Ferenc Nagy, Julian M. Hibberd, Andrew J. Millar, Alex A R Webb

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Abstract

Circadian clocks are believed to confer an advantage to plants, but the nature of that advantage has been unknown. We show that a substantial photosynthetic advantage is conferred by correct matching of the circadian clock period with that of the external light-dark cycle. In wild type and in long- and short-circadian period mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana, plants with a clock period matched to the environment contain more chlorophyll, fix more carbon, grow faster, and survive better than plants with circadian periods differing from their environment. This explains why plants gain advantage from circadian control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)630-633
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume309
Issue number5734
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 22 2005

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Circadian Clocks
Photosynthesis
Cell Biology
Growth
Photoperiod
Chlorophyll
Arabidopsis
Carbon

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Dodd, A. N., Salathia, N., Hall, A., Kévei, E., Tóth, R., Nagy, F., ... Webb, A. A. R. (2005). Cell biology: Plant circadian clocks increase photosynthesis, growth, survival, and competitive advantage. Science, 309(5734), 630-633. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1115581

Cell biology : Plant circadian clocks increase photosynthesis, growth, survival, and competitive advantage. / Dodd, Antony N.; Salathia, Neeraj; Hall, Anthony; Kévei, E.; Tóth, Réka; Nagy, Ferenc; Hibberd, Julian M.; Millar, Andrew J.; Webb, Alex A R.

In: Science, Vol. 309, No. 5734, 22.07.2005, p. 630-633.

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Dodd, AN, Salathia, N, Hall, A, Kévei, E, Tóth, R, Nagy, F, Hibberd, JM, Millar, AJ & Webb, AAR 2005, 'Cell biology: Plant circadian clocks increase photosynthesis, growth, survival, and competitive advantage', Science, vol. 309, no. 5734, pp. 630-633. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1115581
Dodd, Antony N. ; Salathia, Neeraj ; Hall, Anthony ; Kévei, E. ; Tóth, Réka ; Nagy, Ferenc ; Hibberd, Julian M. ; Millar, Andrew J. ; Webb, Alex A R. / Cell biology : Plant circadian clocks increase photosynthesis, growth, survival, and competitive advantage. In: Science. 2005 ; Vol. 309, No. 5734. pp. 630-633.
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