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Title: Synchronisation of Arabidopsis flowering time and whole-plant senescence in seasonal environments
Authors: Miryeganeh, Matin
Yamaguchi, Masaki
Kudoh, Hiroshi  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 工藤, 洋
Issue Date: 6-Jul-2018
Publisher: Springer Nature
Journal title: Scientific Reports
Volume: 8
Thesis number: 10282
Abstract: Synchronisation of flowering phenology has often been observed between individuals within plant species. We expected that a critical role of flowering-time control under natural conditions is a phenological synchronisation. However, no studies have quantified the level of synchronisation of reproductive timing relative to germination timing under natural conditions. In a sequential seeding experiment (SSE) in which we manipulated the germination timing of Arabidopsis thaliana accessions, we developed a quantification index to evaluate reproductive synchrony in annual plants. In the SSE, we identified a novel phenomenon of reproductive synchrony: senescence synchrony. The role of vernalisation in realising flowering synchrony between plants of different ages under natural conditions was demonstrated by synchronisation and de-synchronisation of flowering initiation in vernalisation-sensitive and less-vernalisation-sensitive accessions, respectively. We also observed up-regulation of senescence-related genes at corresponding times. The approach we developed in this study provides a set of concepts and procedures that can be used to study reproductive synchrony experimentally under natural conditions.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1038/s41598-018-28580-x
PubMed ID: 29980723
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