Flow Cytometry: Cell Cycle

  • Teodoro Coba de la Peña
  • Adela M. Sánchez-MoreirasEmail author


Quantitative analyses of cell cycle can give essential information about the response of plants to short- or long-term abiotic or biotic stress, as most species alter leaf expansion or root growth as one of the first responses to cope with adverse environmental conditions (Boyer 1982). Tardieu and Granier (2000) observed a reduction of leaf area under water and light deficits due to partial blockage of nuclei in G1, which increased cell cycle duration and decreased final cell number. This effect can be detected shortly after the application of the stress and, sometimes, does not alter the photosynthetic rate, as is independent of carbon metabolism.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teodoro Coba de la Peña
    • 1
  • Adela M. Sánchez-Moreiras
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (CEAZA)La SerenaChile
  2. 2.Department of Plant Biology and Soil ScienceUniversity of VigoVigoSpain

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