Abscisic acid-mediated developmental flexibility of stigmatic papillae in response to ambient humidity in arabidopsis thaliana

Seiji Takeda, Kohki Ochiai, Yasuaki Kagaya, Wataru Egusa, Hiroaki Morimoto, Satomi Sakazono, Masaaki Osaka, Moe Nabemoto, Go Suzuki, Masao Watanabe, Keita Suwabe

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    Abstract

    Stigmatic papillae develop at the apex of the gynoecium and play an important role as a site of pollination. The papillae in Brassicaceae are of the dry and unicellular type, and more than 15,000 genes are expressed in the papillae; however, the molecular and physiological mechanisms of their development remain unknown. We found that the papillae in Arabidopsis thaliana change their length in response to altered ambient humidity: papillae of flowers incubated under high humidity elongated more than those under normal humidity conditions. Genetic analysis and transcriptome data suggest that an abscisic acid-mediated abiotic stress response mechanism regulates papilla length. Our data suggest a flexible regulation of papilla elongation at the post-anthesis stage, in response to abiotic stress, as an adaptation to environmental conditions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)209-220
    Number of pages12
    JournalGenes and Genetic Systems
    Volume93
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

    Keywords

    • Abscisic acid
    • Arabidopsis thaliana
    • Humidity
    • Stigmatic papillae

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Molecular Biology
    • Genetics

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    Takeda, S., Ochiai, K., Kagaya, Y., Egusa, W., Morimoto, H., Sakazono, S., Osaka, M., Nabemoto, M., Suzuki, G., Watanabe, M., & Suwabe, K. (2018). Abscisic acid-mediated developmental flexibility of stigmatic papillae in response to ambient humidity in arabidopsis thaliana. Genes and Genetic Systems, 93(5), 209-220. https://doi.org/10.1266/ggs.18-00025