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Molecular regulation of seed and fruit set

Ruan, Yong-Ling and Patrick, John William and Bouzayen, Mondher and Osorio, Sonia and Fernie, Alisdair R. Molecular regulation of seed and fruit set. (2012) Trends in Plant Science, vol. 17 (n° 11). pp. 1360-1385. ISSN 1360-1385

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2012.06.005

Abstract

Seed and fruit set are established during and soon after fertilization and determine seed and fruit number, their final size and, hence, yield potential. These processes are highly sensitive to biotic and abiotic stresses, which often lead to seed and fruit abortion. Here, we review the regulation of assimilate partitioning, including the potential roles of recently identified sucrose efflux transporters in seed and fruit set and examine the similarities of sucrose import and hydrolysis for both pollen and ovary sinks, and similar causes of abortion. We also discuss the molecular origins of parthenocarpy and the central roles of auxins and gibberellins in fruit set. The recently completed strawberry (Fragaria vesca) and tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) genomes have added to the existing crop databases, and new models are starting to be used in fruit and seed set studies.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1360138512001318
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA
Other partners > Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie (GERMANY)
Other partners > University of Malaga (SPAIN)
Other partners > Newcastle University (UNITED KINGDOM)
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Deposited By: Brigitte LAFFORGUE
Deposited On:12 Dec 2012 14:33

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