Diverse roles of the Mediator complex in plants

Kidd, Brendan N., Cahill, David M., Manners, John M., Schenk, Peer M. and Kazan, Kemal 2011, Diverse roles of the Mediator complex in plants, Seminars in cell and developmental biology, vol. 22, no. 7, pp. 741-748.

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Title Diverse roles of the Mediator complex in plants
Author(s) Kidd, Brendan N.
Cahill, David M.ORCID iD for Cahill, David M. orcid.org/0000-0002-2556-0528
Manners, John M.
Schenk, Peer M.
Kazan, Kemal
Journal name Seminars in cell and developmental biology
Volume number 22
Issue number 7
Start page 741
End page 748
Total pages 8
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2011-09
ISSN 1084-9521
Keyword(s) abiotic stress
mediator complex
plant defense
plant development
Summary Since its original discovery in yeast, the Mediator complex has been identified in a wide range of organisms across the eukaryotic kingdom. Despite being experimentally purified from a number of fungal and metazoan organisms, it was not until 2007, thirteen years after its initial discovery, that the Mediator complex was successfully isolated from plants. With a number of papers now beginning to emerge on the plant Mediator complex, this review aims to provide an overview of the diverse functions that have been identified for individual plant Mediator subunits. In addition to demonstrating roles in plant development, flowering, hormone signaling and biotic and abiotic stress tolerance; recent findings have revealed novel functions for plant Mediator subunits, including mRNA, miRNA and rRNA processing, as well as controlling DNA and protein stability. These diverse activities have expanded the known functions of the Mediator complex and demonstrate a variety of new insights that have been gained from investigations into the plant Mediator complex. Future directions for research into this multi-functional protein complex will be discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 060702 Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Socio Economic Objective 960413 Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Elsevier
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