Cloning, characterization, and expression of xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolase and expansin genes associated with petal growth and development during carnation flower opening

@inproceedings{Harada2011CloningCA,
  title={Cloning, characterization, and expression of xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolase and expansin genes associated with petal growth and development during carnation flower opening},
  author={Taro Harada and Yuka Torii and Shigeto Morita and Reiko Onodera and Yoshinao Hara and Ryusuke Yokoyama and Kazuhiko Nishitani and Shigeru Satoh},
  booktitle={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2011}
}
Growth of petal cells is a basis for expansion and morphogenesis (outward bending) of petals during opening of carnation flowers (Dianthus caryophyllus L.). Petal growth progressed through elongation in the early stage, expansion with outward bending in the middle stage, and expansion of the whole area in the late stage of flower opening. In the present study, four cDNAs encoding xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolase (XTH) (DcXTH1-DcXTH4) and three cDNAs encoding expansin (DcEXPA1-DcEXPA3… CONTINUE READING