Over-expression of OsPIN2 leads to increased tiller numbers, angle and shorter plant height through suppression of OsLAZY1.

@article{Chen2012OverexpressionOO,
  title={Over-expression of OsPIN2 leads to increased tiller numbers, angle and shorter plant height through suppression of OsLAZY1.},
  author={Yingnan Chen and Xiaorong Fan and Wenjing Song and Yali Zhang and Guo-Hua Xu},
  journal={Plant biotechnology journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={139-49}
}
Crop architecture parameters such as tiller number, angle and plant height are important agronomic traits that have been considered for breeding programmes. Auxin distribution within the plant has long been recognized to alter architecture. The rice (Oryza sativa L.) genome contains 12 putative PIN genes encoding auxin efflux transporters, including four PIN1 and one PIN2 genes. Here, we report that over-expression of OsPIN2 through a transgenic approach in rice (Japonica cv. Nipponbare) led to… CONTINUE READING