Regulation and evolution of alternative splicing in plants / von Zhihao Ling, M. Sc.

Recent studies showed that alternative splicing (AS) is much more prevalent in plants than previously thought. Both genome-wide analyses and cases studies of AS in response to abiotic stresses indicate the importance of AS for plant adaptation in a changing environment. However, how plants regulate their AS in response to herbivore attack, one of major biotic stresses that threaten plant fitness, remains unknown. The tight association between AS and environmental stresses also points to the rapid evolution of AS. However, the underlying mechanisms for this rapid evolution are unknown in plants. In this thesis, I aimed to address these two main questions by investigating the genome-wide insect herbivore-induced AS alteration in wild tobacco (Nicotiana attenuata) and by systematically studying the mechanisms that contributed to the evolution of AS among six plant species.

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Person: Ling, Zhihao [Author]
Corporate Author: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena [Degree granting institution]
Format: Book
Language(s):English
Language note:Zusammenfassungen in deutscher und englischer Sprache
Publication:Jena, 2017
Printing place:Jena
Dissertation:Dissertation, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, 2017
Subjects:Tabak > RNS-Spleißen > Schädling
Type of content:Hochschulschrift
Related resources:Erscheint auch als Online-Ausgabe: Regulation and evolution of alternative splicing in plants
Notes:Kumulative Dissertation, enthält Zeitschriftenaufsätze
Physical description:ii, 255 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme ; 30 cm
Basic Classification: 42.91 Terrestrische Ökologie
42.13 Molekularbiologie