Potato CONSTANS is involved in photoperiodic tuberization in a graft-transmissible manner.

@article{GonzlezSchain2012PotatoCI,
  title={Potato CONSTANS is involved in photoperiodic tuberization in a graft-transmissible manner.},
  author={Nahuel D Gonz{\'a}lez-Schain and Mercedes Diaz-Mendoza and Marek Żurczak and Paula Su{\'a}rez-L{\'o}pez},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={678-90}
}
CONSTANS (CO) is involved in the photoperiodic control of plant developmental processes, including flowering in several species and seasonal growth cessation and bud set in trees. It has been proposed that CO could also affect the day-length regulation of tuber induction in Solanum tuberosum (potato), a plant of great agricultural relevance. To address this question, we examined the role of CO in potato. A potato CO-like gene, StCO, was identified and found to be highly similar to a previously… CONTINUE READING