A set of AP2-like genes is associated with inflorescence branching and architecture in domesticated rice
Thomas WR Harrop, Otho Mantegazza, Ai My Luong, Kevin Bethune, Mathias Lorieux, Stefan Jouannic, Helene Adam
JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019
Rice yield is influenced by inflorescence size and architecture, and inflorescences from domesticated rice accessions produce more branches and grains. Neither the molecular control of branching nor the developmental differences between wild and domesticated rice accessions are fully understood. We surveyed phenotypes related to branching, size, and grain yield across 91 wild and domesticated African and Asian accessions. Characteristics related to axillary meristem identity were the main phenotypic differences between inflorescences from wild and domesticated accessions. We used whole transcriptome sequencing in developing inflorescences to measure gene expression before and after the trans..View full abstract
Awarded by Agropolis Foundation through the Investissements d'avenir programme
Awarded by Fondazione Cariplo
This research was funded by Agropolis Foundation through the Investissements d'avenir programme (ANR-10-LABX-0001-01), Fondazione Cariplo (EVOREPRICE 1201-004), and the CGIAR Research Program on Rice. We also received support from the Excellence Scholarship Program of the Embassy of France in Vietnam (LAM).