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The Pea GIGAS Gene Is a FLOWERING LOCUS T Homolog Necessary for Graft-Transmissible Specification of Flowering but Not for Responsiveness to Photoperiod[C][W]

By Valérie Hecht, Rebecca E. Laurie, Jacqueline K. Vander Schoor, Stephen Ridge, Claire L. Knowles, Lim Chee Liew, Frances C. Sussmilch, Ian C. Murfet, Richard C. Macknight and James L. Weller

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The pea flowering gene GIGAS regulates a mobile flowering signal and is essential for flowering under long days but not for the ability to respond to photoperiod. This study characterizes the FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) gene family in pea, identifies one gene (FTa1) as GIGAS, and associates another gene (FTb2) with a second mobile signal and a broader role in photoperiod responsiveness

Topics: Research Articles
Publisher: American Society of Plant Biologists
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