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Circadian regulation of sunflower heliotropism, floral orientation, and pollinator visits

Overview of attention for article published in Science, August 2016
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Title
Circadian regulation of sunflower heliotropism, floral orientation, and pollinator visits
Published in
Science, August 2016
DOI 10.1126/science.aaf9793
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Authors

Hagop S. Atamian, Nicky M. Creux, Evan A. Brown, Austin G. Garner, Benjamin K. Blackman, Stacey L. Harmer

Abstract

Young sunflower plants track the Sun from east to west during the day and then reorient during the night to face east in anticipation of dawn. In contrast, mature plants cease movement with their flower heads facing east. We show that circadian regulation of directional growth pathways accounts for both phenomena and leads to increased vegetative biomass and enhanced pollinator visits to flowers. Solar tracking movements are driven by antiphasic patterns of elongation on the east and west sides of the stem. Genes implicated in control of phototropic growth, but not clock genes, are differentially expressed on the opposite sides of solar tracking stems. Thus, interactions between environmental response pathways and the internal circadian oscillator coordinate physiological processes with predictable changes in the environment to influence growth and reproduction.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 4 1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 361 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 78 21%
Researcher 70 19%
Student > Bachelor 66 18%
Student > Master 31 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 6%
Other 69 18%
Unknown 42 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 184 49%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 62 16%
Environmental Science 12 3%
Engineering 9 2%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 2%
Other 48 13%
Unknown 53 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 858. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 August 2020.
All research outputs
#8,645
of 15,869,780 outputs
Outputs from Science
#567
of 67,763 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#282
of 267,705 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#15
of 941 outputs
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