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標題: Genetic interactions of the Arabidopsis flowering time gene FCA, with genes regulating floral initiation
作者: Page, T.
Macknight, R.
Yang, C.H.
Dean, C.
關鍵字: inflorescence development;shoot development;emf genes;thaliana;expression;apetala1
Project: Plant Journal
期刊/報告no:: Plant Journal, Volume 17, Issue 3, Page(s) 231-239.
The genes controlling the timing of the transition from vegetative to reproductive growth are likely candidates for regulators of genes initiating floral development. We have investigated the interaction of one particular gene controlling flowering time, FCA, with the meristem identity-genes TERMINAL FLOWER I (TFL1), APETALA 1 (AP1) and LEAFY(LFY) and the floral repression gene EMBRYONIC FLOWER 1 (EMF1). Double mutant combinations were generated and the phenotypes characterized. The influence of strong and intermediate fca mutant alleles on the phenotype conferred by a 35S-LFY transgene was also analysed. The results support a model where FCA function promotes flowering in multiple pathways, one leading to activation of LFY and AP1, and another acting in parallel with LFY and API. Only the latter pathway is predicted to be non-functional in the intermediate fca-4 allele. The results are also consistent with AP1 and TFL1 negatively regulating FCA function. Combination of Columbia fca and emf1 mutant alleles confirmed that FCA is required for the early flowering of emf1. EMF1 and FCA are therefore likely to operate in different floral pathways.
ISSN: 0960-7412
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-313X.1999.00364.x
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