J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2016, Vol. 58 ›› Issue (8): 701-704.DOI: 10.1111/jipb.12461

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The wheat MYB-related transcription factor TaMYB72 promotes flowering in rice

Lichao Zhang1†, Guoxiang Liu1†, Jizeng Jia1, Guangyao Zhao1, Chuan Xia1, Lina Zhang1, Fu Li1, Qiang Zhang1, Chunhao Dong1, Shuangcheng Gao3, Longzhi Han1, Xiuping Guo1, Xin Zhang1, Jinxia Wu2*, Xu Liu1* and Xiuying Kong1*   

  1. 1Key Laboratory of Crop Germplasm Resources and Utilization, Ministry of Agriculture, National Key Facility for Crop Gene Resources and Genetic Improvement, Institute of Crop Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
    2Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
    3Department of Agriculture, College of Agriculture School, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471023, China.


Through large-scale transformation analyses, TaMYB72 was identified as a flowering time regulator in wheat. TaMYB72 is a MYB family transcription factor localized to the nucleus. Three TaMYB72 homologs, TaMYB72-A, TaMYB72-B and TaMYB72-D, cloned from hexaploid wheat were mapped to the short arm of the group 6 chromosomes. Under the long-day conditions, over-expression of the TaMYB72 in rice shortened the flowering time by approximately 12 d. Expression analyses suggest that TaMYB72 may function through up-regulation of florigen genes Hd3a and RFT1.



Key words: : Flowering, transcriptional factor, wheat

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