An analysis of the correlation between flower size to the size of the reproductive organs and concen

In the case of a chimeric organ, symbols for both organs, whose features it carried, were added to diagram. To study of patterns of morphological variation occurring in a certain plant group it can be advantageous to analyse the mutants of model species with phenotypes that mimic this variation e.

These genes are involved in different ways in the regulation of stem-cell activity in the flower meristem. In rare cases certain alterations in the number of petals and carpels are observed Prunet et al.

In wild-type flowers two whorls of carpels and two whorls of stamens were recognized, i. The number of floral organs in Arabidopsis wild type and mutants. Stability of sepals seems to be natural since they develop prior to the others; in the contrary, the reasons for stability of carpels while the organs developing before them — stamens and petals — are not stable are not clear.

This complicates the analysis of mechanisms behind the possible influence of certain floral organs on the position and number of other organs as well as gene function analysis Prenner et al. Since some of the mutants are sterile in the homozygous state, their phenotypes were examined in segregating F3 populations, seeds for which were collected from plants that were homozygous by fertile alleles and heterozygous by sterile alleles.

For example, the detailed analysis of flower development and organ position that was carried out for the clavata mutant Szczesny et al. D, E general view; F petal reduction sepals removed, reduced petal marked with an arrow; s, sepal ; G formation of single stamen marked with arrow in place of a pair of long ones; H formation of a stamen alternating with sepals marked with arrow.

Methods An analysis of number and position of organs in flowers of wild type as well as in a series of mutations with floral organ position alterations was carried out, using light and electron microscopy.

In most cases authors do not differentiate between numbers of long and short stamens, although a closer examination reveals that the reduction concerns specifically short stamens Chub and Penin, Floral organ positions were analysed using the diagram method Eichler,recommended in recent works for detailed descriptions of mutants Prenner et al.

The plants were grown on a mixture of 1: A similar phenomenon is observed when plants are brought from non-flower-inducing conditions to flower-inducing conditions, when basal flowers develop bracts, which are normally reduced.

The flowers of most Brassicaceae consist of four sepals, four petals, six stamens in two whorls two short and four long and a pistil consisting of two carpels Smyth et al.

Also the mutants with the changes in floral organ identity apetala, apetala were examined in order to test the influence of change of floral organ type on their number and position.

The first ten flowers in an inflorescence were analysed. Variation common to different genotypes was analysed by means of individual diagrams, upon which generalized diagrams depicting variation in number and position of organs, were built by superimposition.

T alternation of single long stamens with carpels and single and a short stamens opposite to carpels short stamen not developing between long ones ; U alternation of a pair of long stamens with carpels, and a short stamen opposite to carpels; V alternation of single long stamens with carpels and a short stamen opposite to carpels short stamen not developing between long ones.

Therefore, the intensity of an organ on the generalized diagram illustrates the probability of its presence at a certain position in the flower. Generalized diagrams were constructed in Adobe Photoshop CS2 software by placing individual diagrams, prepared in CorelDRAW12 software, in different layers and applying to each layer a degree of transparency reversely related to the number of layers, e.

R early stages in flower development; the plane of septum formation between carpels is shown as a white line; S general view of part of an inflorescence.

N general view of a minimal flower consisting of two carpels; O early stages in development of a flower consisting of two carpels; P flower with a high number of organs; Q common structure of a flower with free carpels.

This assumption is consistent with the results of mathematical modelling and is supposed to be the consequence of stem-cell activity in the flower.Worley and Barrett (, ) also observed a positive genetic correlation between flower size and age at flowering in E.

paniculata. We found few trade-offs between flower size and other traits. On the contrary, the genotypic lines selected for large flowers produced significantly more flowers than the genotypic lines selected for small flowers.

Differences in plant size and flower production between hermaphrodites and females of two g ynodioecious Chionographis (Liliaceae) Masayuki Maki Abstract: Plant size and flower production were compared between female and hermaphroditic plants of two gynodioecious Chionographis. Between years, timing of first flowering was highly correlated for the same individuals, and was closely correlated with plant size and duration of flowering–larger plants flowered earlier and for a longer period.

Peak flowering and synchrony were not correlated between-years for individuals. significant correlation was established between POS1expression levels and organ size (Supplementary Fig.

1; Supplementary Table 2). Higher expression of POS1 corresponded to a bigger organ size while a lower expression entailed a smaller organ size Thus, POS1 may positively regulate reproductive organ size of tomatillo in a dosage-dependent manner. Start studying Unit 6: Reproduction.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. the thickened part of a stem from which the flower organs grow. Anther.

stamen structure that produces the pollen In some plant species, the male reproductive organs mature earlier than the female reproductive organs of. Of the 3 size factors, total leaf dry weight was thought to be the most proper indicator of the relationship between the plant size and flowering.

Leaf ranks (or nodes) with flower. There was no flower at 2 nodes (to L 2) from the bottom and at 2~4 nodes from the top in all plants.

An analysis of the correlation between flower size to the size of the reproductive organs and concen
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