Adjustment of the Arabidopsis circadian oscillator by sugar signalling dictates the regulation of starch metabolism

Sci Reports. Both starch degradation and accumulating sucrose levels are related to the circadian cycle, although it is unknown which is the primary regulator. The authors created a mathematical model wherein the circadian oscillator responds to sucrose. The model predictions were experimentally validated using a sugar-insensitive mutant (ppr7-11). Sci Reports. 10.1038/s41598-017-08325-y