The mRNA of the Arabidopsis Gene FT Moves from Leaf to Shoot Apex and Induces Flowering. Huang, T., Böhlenius, H., Eriksson, S., Parcy, F., & Nilsson, O. Science, 309(5741):1694–1696, September, 2005. Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science Section: Research Article
The mRNA of the Arabidopsis Gene FT Moves from Leaf to Shoot Apex and Induces Flowering [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
Day length controls flowering time in many plants. The day-length signal is perceived in the leaf, but how this signal is transduced to the shoot apex, where floral initiation occurs, is not known. In Arabidopsis, the day-length response depends on the induction of the FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) gene. We show here that local induction of FT in a single Arabidopsis leaf is sufficient to trigger flowering. The FT messenger RNA is transported to the shoot apex, where downstream genes are activated. These data suggest that the FT mRNA is an important component of the elusive “florigen” signal that moves from leaf to shoot apex. The long-sought "florigen" that moves from leaf to shoot and induces flowering as days lengthen is the messenger RNA for the Flowering Locus T gene FT. The long-sought "florigen" that moves from leaf to shoot and induces flowering as days lengthen is the messenger RNA for the Flowering Locus T gene FT.
@article{huang_mrna_2005,
	title = {The {mRNA} of the {Arabidopsis} {Gene} {FT} {Moves} from {Leaf} to {Shoot} {Apex} and {Induces} {Flowering}},
	volume = {309},
	copyright = {American Association for the Advancement of Science},
	issn = {0036-8075, 1095-9203},
	url = {https://science.sciencemag.org/content/309/5741/1694},
	doi = {10.1126/science.1117768},
	abstract = {Day length controls flowering time in many plants. The day-length signal is perceived in the leaf, but how this signal is transduced to the shoot apex, where floral initiation occurs, is not known. In Arabidopsis, the day-length response depends on the induction of the FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) gene. We show here that local induction of FT in a single Arabidopsis leaf is sufficient to trigger flowering. The FT messenger RNA is transported to the shoot apex, where downstream genes are activated. These data suggest that the FT mRNA is an important component of the elusive “florigen” signal that moves from leaf to shoot apex.
The long-sought "florigen" that moves from leaf to shoot and induces flowering as days lengthen is the messenger RNA for the Flowering Locus T gene FT.
The long-sought "florigen" that moves from leaf to shoot and induces flowering as days lengthen is the messenger RNA for the Flowering Locus T gene FT.},
	language = {en},
	number = {5741},
	urldate = {2021-06-11},
	journal = {Science},
	author = {Huang, Tao and Böhlenius, Henrik and Eriksson, Sven and Parcy, François and Nilsson, Ove},
	month = sep,
	year = {2005},
	pmid = {16099949},
	note = {Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Section: Research Article},
	pages = {1694--1696},
}

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