, Volume 189, Issue 1, pp 157–160

Induction by nitrogen and low temperature of storage-protein synthesis in poplar trees exposed to long days

  • Barbara van Cleve
  • Klaus Apel
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00201357

Cite this article as:
van Cleve, B. & Apel, K. Planta (1993) 189: 157. doi:10.1007/BF00201357


The synthesis of storage proteins in trees of poplar (Populus x canadensis Moench) could not only be induced by a shift from long-day to short-day conditions but also by either a low-temperature treatment or by nitrogen feeding under continuous long-day conditions. The synthesis of the protein did not depend on the cessation of growth and the formation of a terminal bud. The accumulation of the storage protein was in all cases preceded by a drastic increase in the level of the corresponding mRNA.

Key words

Nitrogen Populus Storage protein (synthesis, mRNA) Temperature and storage protein synthesis 



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© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara van Cleve
    • 1
  • Klaus Apel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften der ETH Zürich, Abt. PflanzengenetikZürichSwitzerland