Journal Article

Florigenic and Antiflorigenic Signaling in Plants

Ianis G. Matsoukas, Andrea J. Massiah and Brian Thomas

in Plant and Cell Physiology

Published on behalf of Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

Volume 53, issue 11, pages 1827-1842
Published in print November 2012 | ISSN: 0032-0781
Published online September 2012 | e-ISSN: 1471-9053 | DOI:
Florigenic and Antiflorigenic Signaling in Plants

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The evidence that FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) protein, and its paralog TWIN SISTER OF FT, act as the long-distance floral stimulus, or at least that they are part of it in diverse plant species, has attracted much attention in recent years. Studies to understand the physiological and molecular apparatuses that integrate spatial and temporal signals to regulate developmental transitions in plants have occupied countless scientists and have resulted in an unmanageably large amount of research data. Analysis of these data has helped to identify multiple systemic florigenic and antiflorigenic regulators. This study gives an overview of the recent research on gene products, phytohormones and other metabolites that have been demonstrated to have florigenic or antiflorigenic functions in plants.

Keywords: Antiflorigen; Arabidopsis; Florigen; Flowering signals; Juvenility; Photoperiod

Journal Article.  11466 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biochemistry ; Molecular and Cell Biology ; Plant Sciences and Forestry

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