Ectopic expression of the petunia MADS box gene UNSHAVEN accelerates flowering and confers leaf-like characteristics to floral organs in a dominant-negative manner.

@article{Ferrario2004EctopicEO,
  title={Ectopic expression of the petunia MADS box gene UNSHAVEN accelerates flowering and confers leaf-like characteristics to floral organs in a dominant-negative manner.},
  author={Silvia Ferrario and Jacqueline Busscher and J. F. Franken and Tom Gerats and Michiel Vandenbussche and Gerco C. Angenent and Richard G. H. Immink},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={2004},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={1490-505}
}
Several genes belonging to the MADS box transcription factor family have been shown to be involved in the transition from vegetative to reproductive growth. The Petunia hybrida MADS box gene UNSHAVEN (UNS) shares sequence similarity with the Arabidopsis thaliana flowering gene SUPPRESSOR OF OVEREXPRESSION OF CONSTANS1, is expressed in vegetative tissues, and is downregulated upon floral initiation and the formation of floral meristems. To understand the role of UNS in the flowering process… CONTINUE READING