MADS-box protein complexes control carpel and ovule development in Arabidopsis.

  title={MADS-box protein complexes control carpel and ovule development in Arabidopsis.},
  author={Rebecca Favaro and Anusak Pinyopich and Raffaella Battaglia and Maarten Kooiker and Lorenzo Borghi and Gary Ditta and Martin F. Yanofsky and Martin M. Kater and Lucia Colombo},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  volume={15 11},
The AGAMOUS (AG) gene is necessary for stamen and carpel development and is part of a monophyletic clade of MADS-box genes that also includes SHATTERPROOF1 (SHP1), SHP2, and SEEDSTICK (STK). Here, we show that ectopic expression of either the STK or SHP gene is sufficient to induce the transformation of sepals into carpeloid organs bearing ovules. Moreover, the fact that these organ transformations occur when the STK gene is expressed ectopically in ag mutants shows that STK can promote carpel… CONTINUE READING
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