Developmental Biology • Plant Research

Research report (imported) 2005 - Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Protein Modifiers: Versatile Regulators of Plant Development


Bachmair, Andreas; Coupland, George


Entwicklungsbiologie der Pflanzen (Prof. Dr. George Coupland)
MPI für Pflanzenzüchtungsforschung, Köln

Protein modifiers are small proteins that can be covalently attached to substrate proteins. The resulting change can influence the function of the substrate protein and can thereby play a role in cellular information transfer. Attachment of modifiers is part of many developmental processes in plants, including flower induction, which depends on an interplay between a genetic program and environmental input parameters for optimal timing and execution.
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