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The (r)evolution of gene regulatory networks controlling Arabidopsis plant reproduction: a two-decade history

(2014) JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY. 65(17). p.4731-4745
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Successful plant reproduction relies on the perfect orchestration of singular processes that culminate in the product of reproduction: the seed. The floral transition, floral organ development, and fertilization are well-studied processes and the genetic regulation of the various steps is being increasingly unveiled. Initially, based predominantly on genetic studies, the regulatory pathways were considered to be linear, but recent genome-wide analyses, using high-throughput technologies, have begun to reveal a different scenario. Complex gene regulatory networks underlie these processes, including transcription factors, microRNAs, movable factors, hormones, and chromatin-modifying proteins. Here we review recent progress in understanding the networks that control the major steps in plant reproduction, showing how new advances in experimental and computational technologies have been instrumental. As these recent discoveries were obtained using the model species Arabidopsis thaliana, we will restrict this review to regulatory networks in this important model species. However, more fragmentary information obtained from other species reveals that both the developmental processes and the underlying regulatory networks are largely conserved, making this review also of interest to those studying other plant species.
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HOMEOTIC GENE, SHORT-VEGETATIVE-PHASE, TARGET GENES, CIRCADIAN CLOCK, networks, transcription factors, molecular interactions, gene regulation, Flowering time, floral organ development, CELL-FATE DETERMINATION, FLOWERING-LOCUS-T, MADS-BOX GENES, DOMAIN TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS, CHROMATIN IMMUNOPRECIPITATION CHIP, FLORAL ORGAN IDENTITY

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Chicago
Pajoro, Alice, Sandra Biewers, Evangelia Dougali, Felipe Leal Valentim, Marta Adelina Mendes, Aimone Porri, George Coupland, et al. 2014. “The (r)evolution of Gene Regulatory Networks Controlling Arabidopsis Plant Reproduction: a Two-decade History.” Journal of Experimental Botany 65 (17): 4731–4745.
APA
Pajoro, A., Biewers, S., Dougali, E., Valentim, F. L., Mendes, M. A., Porri, A., Coupland, G., et al. (2014). The (r)evolution of gene regulatory networks controlling Arabidopsis plant reproduction: a two-decade history. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, 65(17), 4731–4745.
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Pajoro A, Biewers S, Dougali E, Valentim FL, Mendes MA, Porri A, et al. The (r)evolution of gene regulatory networks controlling Arabidopsis plant reproduction: a two-decade history. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY. 2014;65(17):4731–45.
MLA
Pajoro, Alice, Sandra Biewers, Evangelia Dougali, et al. “The (r)evolution of Gene Regulatory Networks Controlling Arabidopsis Plant Reproduction: a Two-decade History.” JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY 65.17 (2014): 4731–4745. Print.
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  abstract     = {Successful plant reproduction relies on the perfect orchestration of singular processes that culminate in the product of reproduction: the seed. The floral transition, floral organ development, and fertilization are well-studied processes and the genetic regulation of the various steps is being increasingly unveiled. Initially, based predominantly on genetic studies, the regulatory pathways were considered to be linear, but recent genome-wide analyses, using high-throughput technologies, have begun to reveal a different scenario. Complex gene regulatory networks underlie these processes, including transcription factors, microRNAs, movable factors, hormones, and chromatin-modifying proteins. Here we review recent progress in understanding the networks that control the major steps in plant reproduction, showing how new advances in experimental and computational technologies have been instrumental. As these recent discoveries were obtained using the model species Arabidopsis thaliana, we will restrict this review to regulatory networks in this important model species. However, more fragmentary information obtained from other species reveals that both the developmental processes and the underlying regulatory networks are largely conserved, making this review also of interest to those studying other plant species.},
  author       = {Pajoro, Alice and Biewers, Sandra and Dougali, Evangelia and Valentim, Felipe Leal and Mendes, Marta Adelina and Porri, Aimone and Coupland, George and Van de Peer, Yves and van Dijk, Aalt DJ and Colombo, Lucia and Davies, Brendan and Angenent, Gerco C},
  issn         = {0022-0957},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY},
  keyword      = {HOMEOTIC GENE,SHORT-VEGETATIVE-PHASE,TARGET GENES,CIRCADIAN CLOCK,networks,transcription factors,molecular interactions,gene regulation,Flowering time,floral organ development,CELL-FATE DETERMINATION,FLOWERING-LOCUS-T,MADS-BOX GENES,DOMAIN TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS,CHROMATIN IMMUNOPRECIPITATION CHIP,FLORAL ORGAN IDENTITY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {17},
  pages        = {4731--4745},
  title        = {The (r)evolution of gene regulatory networks controlling Arabidopsis plant reproduction: a two-decade history},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/eru233},
  volume       = {65},
  year         = {2014},
}

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