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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
ISSN: 0717-3458
Vol. 31, No. 1, 2018, pp. 75-83
Bioline Code: ej18011
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2018, pp. 75-83

 en Expression profiles of five FT-like genes and functional analysis of PhFT-1 in a Phalaenopsis check for this species in other resources hybrid
Zhou, Shushan; Jiang, Li; Guan, Shuangxue; Gao, Yongxia; Gao, Qinghua; Wang, Guangdong & Duan, Ke


Background: Phalaenopsis is an important ornamental flowering plant that belongs to the Orchidaceae family and is cultivated worldwide. Phalaenopsis has a long juvenile phase; therefore, it is important to understand the genetic elements regulating the transition from vegetative phase to reproductive phase. In this study, FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) homologs in Phalaenopsis were cloned, and their effects on flowering were analyzed.
Results: A total of five FT-like genes were identified in Phalaenopsis. Phylogenetic and expression analyses of these five FT-like genes indicated that some of these genes might participate in the regulation of flowering. A novel FT-like gene, PhFT-1, distantly related to previously reported FT genes in Arabidopsis check for this species in other resources and other dicot crops, was also found to be a positive regulator of flowering as heterologous expression of PhFT-1 in Arabidopsis causes an early flowering phenotype.
Conclusions: Five FT homologous genes from Phalaenopsis orchid were identified, and PhFT-1 positively regulates flowering.

FLOWERING LOCUS T; Flowering pathways; Flowering regulation; Flowering time; Flowering; Orchidaceae; Ornamental flowers; Positive regulator

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