J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2020, Vol. 62 ›› Issue (1): 118-131.DOI: 10.1111/jipb.12892

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New insights into gibberellin signaling in regulating flowering in Arabidopsis

Shengjie Bao1, Changmei Hua1, Lisha Shen2* and Hao Yu1,2*   

  1. 1Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117543, Singapore
    2Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117604, Singapore

    Email: Lisha Shen (lisha@tll.org.sg); Hao Yu (dbsyuhao@nus.edu.sg, Dr. Yu is fully responsible for the distribution of all materials associated with this article)
  • Received:2019-11-02 Accepted:2019-11-28 Online:2019-11-30 Published:2020-01-01


In angiosperms, floral transition is a key developmental transition from the vegetative to reproductive growth, and requires precise regulation to maximize the reproductive success. A complex regulatory network governs this transition through integrating flowering pathways in response to multiple exogenous and endogenous cues. Phytohormones are essential for proper plant developmental regulation and have been extensively studied for their involvement in the floral transition. Among various phytohormones, gibberellin (GA) plays a major role in affecting flowering in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The GA pathway interact with other flowering genetic pathways and phytohormone signaling pathways through either DELLA proteins or mediating GA homeostasis. In this review, we summarize the recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of DELLA‐mediated GA pathway in flowering time control in Arabidopsis, and discuss its possible link with other phytohormone pathways during the floral transition.

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