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Additional targets of the Arabidopsis autonomous pathway members, FCA and FY

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Experimental Botany, September 2006
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Additional targets of the Arabidopsis autonomous pathway members, FCA and FY
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Journal of Experimental Botany, September 2006
DOI 10.1093/jxb/erl073
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S Marquardt, P. Boss, J Hadfield, C Dean


A central player in the Arabidopsis floral transition is the floral repressor FLC, the MADS-box transcriptional regulator that inhibits the activity of genes required to switch the meristem from vegetative to floral development. One of the many pathways that regulate FLC expression is the autonomous promotion pathway composed of FCA, FY, FLD, FPA, FVE, LD, and FLK. Rather than a hierarchical set of activities the autonomous promotion pathway comprises sub-pathways of genes with different biochemical functions that all share FLC as a target. One sub-pathway involves FCA and FY, which interact to regulate RNA processing of FLC. Several of the identified components (FY, FVE, and FLD) are homologous to yeast and mammalian proteins with rather generic roles in gene regulation. So why do mutations in these genes specifically show a late-flowering phenotype in Arabidopsis? One reason, found during the analysis of fy alleles, is that the mutant alleles identified in flowering screens can be hypomorphic, they still have partial function. A broader role for the autonomous promotion pathway is supported by a microarray analysis which has identified genes mis-regulated in fca mutants, and whose expression is also altered in fy mutants.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 2 1%
Germany 2 1%
United States 2 1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 131 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 29%
Researcher 42 29%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 10%
Student > Master 12 8%
Student > Bachelor 6 4%
Other 15 10%
Unknown 11 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 107 75%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 18 13%
Arts and Humanities 1 <1%
Environmental Science 1 <1%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 <1%
Other 2 1%
Unknown 13 9%

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