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Nuclear redox processes in land plant development and stress adaptation

  • Sabine Zachgo ORCID logo EMAIL logo
From the journal Biological Chemistry


Recent findings expanded our knowledge about plant redox regulation in stress responses by demonstrating that redox processes exert crucial nuclear regulatory functions in meristems and other developmental processes. Analyses of redox-modulated transcription factor functions and coregulatory ROXYs, CC-type land-plant specific glutaredoxins, reveal new insights into the redox control of plant transcription factors and participation of ROXYs in plant development. The role for ROS and redox signaling in response to low-oxygen conditions further strengthens the importance of redox processes in meristems and tissue differentiation as well as for adaptation to changing environments effecting food crop productivity.

Corresponding author: Sabine Zachgo, Division of Botany, School of Biology/Chemistry, Osnabrück University, Barbarastrasse 11, D-49076 Osnabrück, Germany, E-mail:

Award Identifier / Grant number: SFB944, P9; ZA 259-10; ZA 259-11


The author apologizes to authors whose important work could not be cited.

  1. Author contributions: The author has accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: Research was supported by funding from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Sonderforschungsbereich 944, P9; ZA 259-10; ZA 259-11).

  3. Conflict of interest statement: The author declares no conflicts of interest regarding this article.


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Received: 2022-09-23
Accepted: 2023-02-01
Published Online: 2023-03-01
Published in Print: 2023-04-25

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