An Arabidopsis flavonoid transporter is required for anther dehiscence and pollen development

@inproceedings{Thompson2010AnAF,
  title={An Arabidopsis flavonoid transporter is required for anther dehiscence and pollen development},
  author={Elinor P. Thompson and Christopher S. Wilkins and Vadim Demidchik and Julia M. Davies and Beverley J Glover},
  booktitle={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2010}
}
FLOWER FLAVONOID TRANSPORTER (FFT) encodes a multidrug and toxin efflux family transporter in Arabidopsis thaliana. FFT (AtDTX35) is highly transcribed in floral tissues, the transcript being localized to epidermal guard cells, including those of the anthers, stigma, siliques and nectaries. Mutant analysis demonstrates that the absence of FFT transcript affects flavonoid levels in the plant and that the altered flavonoid metabolism has wide-ranging consequences. Root growth, seed development… CONTINUE READING