Plants Require Functional Interaction of Genes for their Growth and Fertility

Plants Require Functional Interaction of Genes for their Growth and Fertility

The reciprocal crosses with wild-type for mutant co-inheritance revealed that most ovaries and pollen from pab4/PAB4 eif4g/eIF4G plants were PAB4 eif4g. Similarly, co-inheritance studies with pab4/PAB4 eifiso4g2/eIFiso4G2 plants suggested most ovaries were PAB4 eifiso4g2. Based on these results, he suggests that a functional interaction between PAB4 and eIF4G and between PAB4 and eIFiso4G2 is required for growth and normal fertility. Continue reading Plants Require Functional Interaction of Genes for their Growth and Fertility

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Liverwort Provides an Evidence for the Extensive Epigenetic Reprogramming in Plants

Liverwort Provides an Evidence for the Extensive Epigenetic Reprogramming in Plants

Scientists from the University of Zurich identified four distinct epigenetic landscapes from the eight tissues of male and female gametophytes. Their results show that the epigenetic reprogramming occurs at least twice, once in both the gametophytic and sporophytic generation with a distinct mechanism. Continue reading Liverwort Provides an Evidence for the Extensive Epigenetic Reprogramming in Plants