Dissecting the role of the Hawaiian Skirt gene in the regulation of floral development using suppressor analysis strategy
Jayaweera, Dasuni (2013) Dissecting the role of the Hawaiian Skirt gene in the regulation of floral development using suppressor analysis strategy. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Hawaiian Skirt (HWS) is an F-box gene in Arabidopsis that plays a key role in plant floral organ development. HWS has been identified due to sepal fusion along their basal margins resulting in failure to shed its floral organs (Gonzalez-Carranza et al., 2007). Similar phenotypic characteristics can be seen in the ectopically expressed microRNA miR164 (Mallory et al., 2004; Lauf et al., 2004) and in the double mutants cup-shaped cotyledon 1 cucJ/cuc2 (Aida et at., 1997). Previous studies carried out by Gonzalez-Carranza et al. (unpublished) using genetic crosses between hws-1 and other floral mutants has revealed that HWS may play a crucial role in the microRNA biogenesis.
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