Relationship between the cold-induced rRNA synthesis and the rRNA cistron number in wheat cultivars with varying degrees of frost hardiness

Emil Páldi, Márta Dévay

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The correlation of the cold-induction of rRNA synthesis in winter and spring wheat varieties with the rRNA-DNA hybridisation of these varieties and the increase in the intensity of cold-induced rRNA synthesis was examined. The results indicate that the cold-induced increase in the intensity of rRNA synthesis at low temperatures in frost resistant wheat varieties is primarily due to the higher rRNA cistron number in winter varieties. A close correlation can be observed between the percentage of rRNA-DNA hybridisation and the increase in cold-induced rRNA synthesis, which indicates that the activity of rRNA cistrons varies as a function of temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-67
Number of pages7
JournalPlant Science Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 1983



  • Cold-induced rRNA synthesis
  • Cultivars
  • Frost hardiness
  • Wheat
  • rRNA cistron number

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