Emilia Wilmowicz

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Hormones are included in the essential elements that control the induction of flowering. Ethylene is thought to be a strong inhibitor of flowering in short day plants (SDPs), whereas the involvement of abscisic acid (ABA) in the regulation of flowering of plants is not well understood. The dual role of ABA in the photoperiodic flower induction of the SDP(More)
MicroRNAs regulate gene expression by guiding the cleavage or attenuating the translation of target mRNAs. In Arabidopsis thaliana, the subset of class II TCP genes (plant-specific group of transcription factors) contains an miR319-binding site. One of them, AtTCP4, regulates negatively leaf growth and positively leaf senescence. In addition, miR319(More)
The plant hormone auxin plays a critical role in regulating plant growth and development. Recent advances have been made that having improved our understanding of auxin response pathways, primarily by characterizing the genes encoding auxin response factors (ARFs) in Arabidopsis. In addition, the expression of some ARFs is regulated by microRNAs (miRNAs).(More)
The great agronomic potential of Lupinus luteus, species widely cultivated in many European countries as well as Australia, is strongly affected by premature and excessive generative organ abscission, mainly flowers. The unwanted process takes place in a specialized group of cells, called abscission zone (AZ). During their development they become competent(More)
In this study, the first ACC oxidase (PnACO1) cDNA from model short-day plant Pharbitis nil was isolated. The expression pattern of PnACO1 was studied under different conditions (photoperiod and auxin), an adequate balance of which determines P. nil flowering. It was shown that the gene was transcribed in all the examined organs of the 5-day-old seedling(More)
Jasmonic acid methyl ester (JAMe) has been recently shown to play a crucial role in many physiological processes. In this paper, we focused on cotyledon senescence in Ipomoea nil and revealed that JAMe and darkness are the main factors stimulating the process examined. What is more, we showed that mefenamic acid (a jasmonate biosynthesis inhibitor) reverses(More)
Interactions between indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), abscisic acid (ABA), and ethylene (ET) in the photoperiodic flower induction of a short-day (SD) plant Pharbitis nil were investigated. It was shown that both IAA and ABA applied just before and during the first half of the 16-h-long inductive night inhibited flower induction in P. nil. Ethylene is also(More)
Significant progress which was made during last few years in research of jasmonic acid signaling pathway yielded surprising information about chemical form of a signaling molecule of the hormone, which turned out to be its conjugate with amino acid isoleucine. Function of jasmonic acid receptor is more and more frequently attributed to COI1 protein which is(More)
Ent-kaurene oxidase (EKO) catalyze three sequential oxidations in the early steps of gibberellin biosynthesis pathway. In this research, a cDNA sequence of InEKO1 gene in the model short-day plant Ipomoea nil was identified. Our studies revealed that inductive conditions for flowering caused an increase in the transcriptional activity of examined gene in(More)
Jasmonates are plant hormones involved in many growth and development processes. They also participate in plant defense responses. Current progress in the study on biosynthesis and signaling of jasmonates has contributed to the understanding of the mechanisms regulating concentration of these hormones in the cell. Sustaining a proper level of jasmonates(More)