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Besides and Beyond Flowering: Other Roles of euAP2 Genes in Plant Development

Version 1 : Received: 2 January 2019 / Approved: 4 January 2019 / Online: 4 January 2019 (08:52:04 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 30 January 2019 / Approved: 31 January 2019 / Online: 31 January 2019 (09:00:41 CET)

How to cite: Solomon, C.U.; Drea, S. Besides and Beyond Flowering: Other Roles of euAP2 Genes in Plant Development. Preprints 2019, 2019010035 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201901.0035.v2). Solomon, C.U.; Drea, S. Besides and Beyond Flowering: Other Roles of euAP2 Genes in Plant Development. Preprints 2019, 2019010035 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201901.0035.v2).

Abstract

EuAP2 genes are famous for their role in flower development. A legacy of the founding member of this subfamily of transcription factor, whose mutants lacked petals in Arabidopsis. However, studies of other euAP2 genes in several species have accumulated evidence highlighting the diverse roles of euAP2 genes in other aspects of plant development. Here, we emphasize other developmental roles of euAP2 genes in various species and suggest a shift from regarding euAP2 genes as just flowering genes to consider the global role they may be playing in plant development. We hypothesize that their almost universal expression profile and pleiotropic effects of their mutation suggest their involvement in fundamental plant development processes.

Subject Areas

EuAP2 genes; Flowering; Plant Development

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