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The Molecular Genetics of Floral Transition and Flower Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124171626, 9780124171817

The Molecular Genetics of Floral Transition and Flower Development, Volume 72

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editor: Fabio Fornara
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124171626
eBook ISBN: 9780124171817
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th June 2014
Page Count: 376
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Table of Contents

  • Advances in Botanical Research
  • Preface
  • Chapter One. Photoperiodic Flowering Regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. Photoperiodic Flowering and the External Coincidence Model
    • 1.3. Current Molecular Mechanism of Photoperiodic Flowering in Arabidopsis
    • 1.4. Photosynthates as a Component of the Photoperiodic Flowering Stimulus
    • 1.5. Conclusions
  • Chapter Two. Regulation of Flowering by Vernalisation in Arabidopsis
    • 2.1. Introduction
    • 2.2. The Vernalisation Response
    • 2.3. Genetic Analysis of Vernalisation
    • 2.4. Vernalisation-Mediated Changes in Gene Expression
    • 2.5. Histone Modifications and Histone-Modifying Complexes
    • 2.6. Non-coding RNAs: New players in Vernalisation
    • 2.7. Changes at VIN3 Chromatin and Its Transcription by Vernalisation
    • 2.8. Concluding Remarks
  • Chapter Three. Regulation of Flowering by Endogenous Signals
    • 3.1. Introduction
    • 3.2. Regulation of Flowering by Plant Hormones
    • 3.3. Regulation of Flowering by Sugars
    • 3.4. Conclusions
  • Chapter Four. Critical Gates in Day-Length Recognition to Control the Photoperiodic Flowering
    • 4.1. Introduction
    • 4.2. Gate-Regulated Expression of Florigen Genes in Response to Day Length
    • 4.3. Regulation of Flowering Time through Nongating Mechanisms in Response to Day Length
    • 4.4. Developmental Responses to Day Length
    • 4.5. Day-Length Recognition in Different Plant Species
    • 4.6. Perspectives
  • Chapter Five. Genetic Control of Reproductive Development in Temperate Cereals
    • 5.1. Introduction
    • 5.2. Flowering Time and Adaptation to Different Environments
    • 5.3. Impact of Flowering Time on Yield in Temperate Cereals
    • 5.4. Flowering Time Genes and Floral Pathways in Temperate Cereals
    • 5.5. Additional Flowering Genes in Temperate Cereals: Their Role in Flowering Time, Adaptation and Pleiotropic Effects
    • 5.6. Conclusions
  • Chapter Six. Genetic Control of Arabidopsis Flower Development
    • 6.1. Introduction
    • 6.2. Stages of Flower Development and Flower Morphology
    • 6.3. Early Events during Flower Formation
    • 6.4. The Specification of Floral Organs
    • 6.5. Molecular Basis and Modifications of the ABC Model
    • 6.6. Floral Patterning
    • 6.7. Termination of FM Activity
    • 6.8. Floral Organ Development
    • 6.9. Conclusions and Perspectives
  • Chapter Seven. Grass Inflorescence
    • 7.1. Inflorescence
    • 7.2. The Genetic Basis of Grass Inflorescence Development
    • 7.3. Perspectives and Conclusions
  • Chapter Eight. Flower Development in Rice
    • 8.1. Introduction
    • 8.2. Structure of the Flower and Spikelet in Rice
    • 8.3. Meristem Regulation
    • 8.4. Floral Organ Specification—Function of Floral Homeotic Genes
    • 8.5. Genetic Interactions and Flower Meristem Determinacy
    • 8.6. Organ Development and Differentiation
    • 8.7. Development of Nonfloral Spikelet Organs
    • 8.8. Concluding Remarks
  • Chapter Nine. Genetic and Hormonal Regulation of Maize Inflorescence Development
    • 9.1. Introduction
    • 9.2. A Brief Primer on Maize Inflorescence Development
    • 9.3. Stem Cell Maintenance And Homeostasis In Inflorescence Meristems
    • 9.4. Initiation and Determinacy of Lateral Meristems
    • 9.5. Genetic Control Of Floral Development
    • 9.6. Genetic Regulation of Sex Determination
    • 9.7. Concluding Remarks
  • Chapter Ten. Molecular Control of Inflorescence Development in Asteraceae
    • 10.1. Introduction
    • 10.2. Structure and Evolution of the Capitulum
    • 10.3. CYCLOIDEA/TEOSINTE BRANCHED1-like TCP Domain Transcription Factors in Regulation of Capitulum Development in Asteraceae
    • 10.4. Flower Organ Determination: the ABCE-Model in Asteraceae
    • 10.5. Connections Between MADS and TCP Regulators
    • 10.6. Morphogenetic Control of Inflorescence Development
    • 10.7. Concluding Remarks
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index
  • Colour Plates


Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. Currently in its 72nd volume, the series features several reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology. This thematic volume features reviews on the molecular genetics of floral transition and flower development.

Key Features

  • Publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences
  • Features a wide range of reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology
  • Volume features reviews on the molecular genetics of floral transition and flower development


Postgraduates and researchers in plant sciences, including botany, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, plant pathology, virology, entomology, and molecular biology


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About the Serial Volume Editor

Fabio Fornara

Affiliations and Expertise

Dipartimento di Bioscienze, Universita Degli Studi Di Milano, Italy