Genes & Genetic Systems
Online ISSN : 1880-5779
Print ISSN : 1341-7568
ISSN-L : 1341-7568
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Abscisic acid-mediated developmental flexibility of stigmatic papillae in response to ambient humidity in Arabidopsis thaliana
Seiji TakedaKohki OchiaiYasuaki KagayaWataru EgusaHiroaki MorimotoSatomi SakazonoMasaaki OsakaMoe NabemotoGo SuzukiMasao WatanabeKeita Suwabe
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2018 Volume 93 Issue 5 Pages 209-220


Stigmatic papillae develop at the apex of the gynoecium and play an important role as a site of pollination. The papillae in Brassicaceae are of the dry and unicellular type, and more than 15,000 genes are expressed in the papillae; however, the molecular and physiological mechanisms of their development remain unknown. We found that the papillae in Arabidopsis thaliana change their length in response to altered ambient humidity: papillae of flowers incubated under high humidity elongated more than those under normal humidity conditions. Genetic analysis and transcriptome data suggest that an abscisic acid-mediated abiotic stress response mechanism regulates papilla length. Our data suggest a flexible regulation of papilla elongation at the post-anthesis stage, in response to abiotic stress, as an adaptation to environmental conditions.

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