Fruit growth 2014). Consistent with the findings for Sletr1–1, the levels of GA1 and GA4 (active forms of GAs) were significantly higher in tap3-3 ovaries than in unpollinated WT ovaries at 4 DAA (Fig. Transcription levels of gibberellin-related and auxin-related genes during early fruit development in the TAP3-RNAi lines. The cDNA was 10-fold-diluted with RNase-free water, and 1 μl of diluted cDNA was used as a template for quantitative and semi-quantitative PCR analysis. The binary vector backbone of pBI-sense, antisense-GW was excised by Avr II and Xho I digestion. 2017, Rojas-Gracia et al. At 4 DAA, and we collected both unpollinated and pollinated ovaries from the WT and only unpollinated ovaries from the P119-TAP3 lines, as was done for tap3-3. The expression patterns of TAP3 and the other B-class MADS-box genes in tap3-2 were different from those of the WT, whereas the expression pattern was similar to that of tap3-3 (Supplementary Fig. Stamen sections at anthesis were stained with safranin-Alcian Blue. The tap3-2 and tap3-3 mutations were detected using dCAPS and CAPS analysis, respectively. Hormonal Regulation 4. Down-regulation of SlARF7 produces parthenocarpic, heart-shaped fruits with a thick pericarp (de Jong et al. <> Parthenocarpy, a process in which fruit set occurs without fertilization, leads to the production of seedless fruit. But they dramatically increased at 4 DAA, as observed in pollinated WT ovaries. Different letters indicate significant differences between lines at P < 0.05, as determined by the Tukey-Kramer test. A TAP3 RNAi construct to target part of the C-terminus and the 3′-untranslated region (3′-UTR) of the endogenous TM6 transcript in tomato cv. All measurements were performed on at least four independent sections using imaging software (cellSens Standard 1.6, Olympus, http://www.olympus-global.com). The candidate gene is likely positioned between solcap_snp_sl_47540 (62.130) and solcap_snp_sl_3828 (62.694) on chromosome 4. This study is the first to dissect the hormonal regulation of ovaries in parthenocarpic fruit set caused by stamen abnormality. The promoter sequence was amplified from genomic DNA from Micro-Tom using the high-fidelity PCR enzyme PrimeSTAR DNA polymerase (Takara-Bio Inc.). 2007a, Matsuo et al. In addition, stamenless (sl) mutants, which are neomorphic alleles of tap3, primarily exhibit deficient stamen function due to a chromosomal rearrangement in the TAP3 promoter region (Quinet et al. Developmental stage 4 DAA in the WT corresponds to an ovary diameter of 3–4 mm in TAP3-RNAi. 7A). Taken together with the data in tap3-3, these results suggest that aberrant stamen development mediated by suppression or loss-of-function of TAP3 correlates with the activation of GA biosynthesis in carpels of tap3-3 and TAP3-RNAi lines. 2014). 2000, 2001, Serrani et al. Fruit set involves the decision whether to abort the ovary or proceed with fruit development. Two different inhibitors of GA biosynthesis (LAB 198999 and paclobutrazol) decreased fruit growth and fruit set, an effect reversed by GA3 application. Thus, we conclude that the two parthenocarpic mutants are novel mutant alleles of TAP3 (E7821: tap3-2 and E6483: tap3-3, respectively). Transcription levels of gibberellin-related and auxin-related genes during early fruit development in tap3-3. 2012, Shinozaki et al. The levels of active CKs in tap3-3 were significantly lower than WT at anthesis, and were reduced after anthesis in both pollinated WT and tap3-3 ovaries (Fig. The silencing of two PI homologs in tomato, TPIB (syn. TAP3 expression in these lines was reduced to less than 20% of the WT levels (Fig. 2009, Shinozaki et al. Tomato seedlings were transplanted into 5 cm Rockwool cubes after germination, and all lines were grown at 25°C under a 16 h light/8 h dark photoperiod using fluorescent light at an intensity of 150–200 μmol/m2/s and supplied with a commercial nutrient solution (Otsuka A, Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan). A few tap3 mutants have been identified to date, the first is a null mutant isolated from the Micro-Tom Ds insertional lines, namely tap3-1 (de Martino et al. Transgenic tomato plants harboring a chimeric construct consisting of the PsEND1 promoter fused to a ribonuclease gene (PsEND1: Barnase) showed anther ablation as well as efficient parthenocarpy (Medina et al. In other word, complete conversion of stamen to carpel may inhibit parthenocarpic fruit set. 7D). x��=�r�ȵ��?�)�$����T�4�%�OKI��>P$,q�".V����x�����\���r����t��z��}O6џ�tu�ٌ'�4�xu�|�߫�/O�����l1�̖�?�9���7��_]}G�")�����W$J��hJ)D£��ׯ�D�T�\݇w���c�ÈŋM�vt)�dtI�7#oG�E��7�_=}7��.�P�X�fp��yr�4�d�k�f2�F�ݾ}��[�S�J��2ʓ,��c�K�MQl*�5�j�]�I (, Fos M., Nuez F., Garcı´a-Martı´nez J.L., (, Fos M., Proano K., Nuez F., Garcia-Martinez J.L. Values are means ± SE of biological replicates. ToFZY1 was up-regulated before anthesis compared with both unpollinated and pollinated ovaries of the WT, followed by a reduction after anthesis (Fig. Seeds of Micro-Tom WT (TOMJPF00001), Ailsa Craig WT (TOMJPF00004), tap3-2 (TOMJPE7821), and tap3-3 (TOMJPE6483) were obtained from the National BioResource Project, ‘Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan' with ‘the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)’. 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Pollinated (p) and emasculated (E) WT fruits and parthenocarpic fruits from the tap3 mutants were measured (n > 5). 2012). The fruit weight increased gradually from 0.12 g at 10 days after fruit set to 2.76 g at harvest maturity stage. These findings suggest that the complete conversion of stamens into carpelloid organs has a negative impact on fruit set compared with incomplete conversion. 1). Cotyledon tissue (3 mm2) from 7-day-old seedlings was ground with a pestle in 200 μl of TE buffer (pH 8.0), 1–2 μl of supernatant from the lysate was used as a DNA template for PCR in a total reaction volume of 20 μl using Mighty Amp DNA polymerase ver. 2016). It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide, This PDF is available to Subscribers Only. 2007a, Carrera et al. These studies suggest the notion that the stamen acts as a repressor of ovary development (Vivian-Smith et al. Two parthenocarpic mutants (line E7821 and E6483) were isolated showing the complete or partial conversion of stamens into carpelloid organs. Morphological Problems Contributing to Fruit Set Problems However, fewer advances have been made on temporal and spatial controls of fruit set and growth, although from the agricultura1 point 2008). 2001). In this study, we revealed part of hormonal regulation of fruit set mediated by aberrant stamen development. Different letters indicate significant differences among samples at each time point (P < 0.05, Tukey-Kramer test), ND, not detected. Fruits are ripened ovaries of plants. CKs play important roles in parthenocarpic fruit development by promoting cell division (Matsuo et al. 2011, Mazzucato et al. As for the average number of cell layers at −2 and 4 DAA was between 9.4–13.3 in WT (pollinated). 1998, Fos et al. 3B, C, D). The floral phenotypes of these mutants were similar to those of class B homeotic mutants with apetalous flower, such as the Arabidopsis ap3-1 mutant (Bowman et al. 2012). The tap3-2 mutation produced a splicing variant leading to the production of a truncated protein (Fig. Fleshy fruits are believed to have evolved from dry fruits, and a high level of conservation exists between the genetic and molecular circuits that guide the development of fruits in both classes (Knapp, 2002; Seymour et al., 2013). It has been proven that this promoter is functional in the anther of transgenic Arabidopsis, tobacco and tomato (Gómez et al. 2008), caused the conversion of stamens into carpel-like organs and the production of seedless fruits (Geuten and Irish 2010). Coupled with the acceleration of auxin biosynthesis, SlARF8, which encodes a positive regulator of auxin signaling, was also up-regulated in tap3-3 and the P119-TAP3 RNAi lines compared with the WT (Fig. Subsequently, we measured the mRNA levels of auxin biosynthetic genes and signaling genes involved in fruit set during early fruit development (Fig. In addition, ToFZY1 expression in the P119-TAP3 RNAi lines further increased before anthesis compared with the WT, which is consistent with their higher fruit set (Figs. 2009b, 2011). We observed the severe conversion of floral organs in P119-TAP3 RNAi line #1, with stamens appearing carpelloid, like those of tap3-3. The presence of the T-DNA insertion in the transformants was verified by PCR using vector primer sets (Supplementary Table S2), and transformants with intact T-DNA were selected. 2013). These are: Growth Maturation Senescence We selected two TAP3-RNAi lines from the T0 and T1 generations for further analysis, based on the level of down-regulation by RNAi and parthenocarpic phenotype. Apart from their importance in the detennination of crop yield, some events occurring during flower formation and set affect fruitlet development and final fruit size and quality, having an additional effect on returns. Low-intensity light, short-day condition and low-temperature apparently lowered fruit set in tap3 mutants, when plants were grown in greenhouse during the autumn to winter season. Yoshihiro Okabe, Tatsuya Yamaoka, Tohru Ariizumi, Koichiro Ushijima, Mikiko Kojima, Yumiko Takebayashi, Hitoshi Sakakibara, Miyako Kusano, Yoshihito Shinozaki, Sri Imriani Pulungan, Yasutaka Kubo, Ryohei Nakano, Hiroshi Ezura, Aberrant Stamen Development is Associated with Parthenocarpic Fruit Set Through Up-Regulation of Gibberellin Biosynthesis in Tomato, Plant and Cell Physiology, … Total RNA was extracted from open flowers (anthesis stage) using an RNeasy Plant Mini Kit (Qiagen). Although tZ levels in pollinated WT ovaries remained high at 4 DAA, they were lower in tap3-3, unlike in Sletr1–1, which exhibits parthenocarpy through the effects of multiple phytohormones (Shinozaki et al. endobj IAA levels in tap3-3 were almost twice those in the WT at −2 DAA, but they subsequently remained constant in this mutant after anthesis (Fig. Micro-Tom, including the WT, tap3-2, and tap3-3, and F2 mapping populations produced by a cross between tap3-2 and cv. Sequencing analysis of cDNA confirmed that E7821 produced a truncated mRNA encoding a truncated tap3-2 protein (115 a.a.). We obtained the T1 generation via crossing using the WT as the pollen donor to analyze the TAP3-RNAi lines, since all TAP3-RNAi lines showed complete male sterility. Our results provide information for regulation in stamen development and fruit development associated with loss-of-function of TAP3. Yoshihiro Okabe and Tatsuya Yamaoka authors contributed equally to this work. Seeds of the tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) cv. This phenotype is similar to that described for parthenocarpic fruits in the SlARF7-RNAi line and Sletr1–1 (de Jong et al. Histological analysis suggested that parthenocarpic fruit growth, including thick pericarps in the tap3 mutants and TAP3-RNAi lines, likely resulted from an increase in mesocarp cell area (Fig. 4B). 3 0 obj The pGN RNAi vector was derived from pBI-sense, antisense-GW (Inplanta Innovations Inc.), whose 35S promoter cassette was replaced with the P119 promoter (Davuluri et al. 2015), and our data was consistent with the previous studies. (2020). Several studies investigating the role of multiple hormones in regulating fruit set suggest that not only auxin and GA, but also CKs, ABA, and ethylene, play an important role in tomato fruit set (Vriezen et al. 5D). Fruit set is usually achieved through successful pollination and fertilization (Gillaspy et al. 5B). (B) Cross-sections of ovaries from the wild type (WT), tap3 mutants, and TAP3-RNAi lines during early fruit development. Leaves from F2 plants were placed into 2 ml microtubes, frozen in liquid nitrogen, and homogenized with a pestle. However, the mechanism of parthenocarpic fruit development caused by aberrant flower formation is poorly understood. 2011). Marti C, Orzaez D, Ellul P, Moreno V, Carbonell J and Granell A (2007) Silencing of DELLA induces facultative parthenocarpy in tomato fruits. However, IAA levels remained constant in unpollinated tap3-3 ovaries thereafter, whereas they increased upon pollination in the WT ovaries. of total buds Initial Fruit set efficiency = No. The actions of plant regulators in set and development of fruits are well known. S2) was amplified with primers (Supplementary Table S2), cloned into the pCR8/GW/TOPO vector (ThermoFisherScientific), and sub-cloned into the pGN RNAi–GW binary vectors using Gateway LR Clonase II (Invitrogen). In accordance with the findings of Serrani et al. Interestingly, the IAA content in tap3-3 was higher than in the WT before anthesis, suggesting that the auxin biosynthesis pathway is also up-regulated by the tap3-3 mutation (Fig. ��~���Ƌ�(.�?�. 6A), this expression pattern is consistent with a previous study which found the decreased expression of SlGA3oxs associated to early fruit development in WT ovaries (Shinozaki et al. Quantification of cell layer and cell area in the pericarps of the wild type, tap3 mutants, and P119-TAP3 RNAi lines. Although the both pathway have been identified in tomato fruit, the former is the main metabolic pathway in tomato (Fos et al. Here, we performed detailed analysis of tap3 mutants and TAP3-RNAi lines using a tissue-specific promoter which can induce gene expression in ovaries and stamens. In the absence of … The expression of TAP3/DEF in ovaries at anthesis and 2 days after pollination is reduced in pat mutants (pat and pat-2), suggesting that pat-induced parthenocarpy results from the mis-regulation of this class B MADS-box gene (Mazzucato et al. The RNAi target region of TAP3 (Supplementary Fig. The flowering and fruit set efficiency could be measured by certain equations Flowering efficiency = No. Micro-Tom was generated and used for transformation. We also measured IAA (indole-3-acetic acid) levels during early fruit development. Among the major causes accounting for fruit drop are self-incompatibility, inadequate pollination, nutritional deficiency, water stress, insect-pest and disease infestations and hormonal imbalances (Singh et al., 2008). Economical and social relevance: Citrus is the most economically important fruit crop in the world, is grown in developed and developing countries and certainly constitutes one of the main sources of vitamin C. There is <>/XObject<>/ExtGState<>/Pattern<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 15 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> Parthenocarpy can also be artificially induced by the application of plant growth regulators including auxins, GAs, and cytokinins (CKs) (Serrani et al. (C) Appearance of ripe fruits and transverse section of fruits in the wild type (WT) and the tap3 mutants. 2001, Medina et al. After fertilization and seed formation, the carpel wall switches function to develop into fruit in a process called fruit set. Factors Affecting Fruit Ripening 3. The primer sequences used in PCR and sequencing are listed in the Supplementary Table S2. Pollen triggers fruit development indicating that positive signals are generated during pollination. In this sequence of development — which encompasses the whole life of flowers and fruits — one can distinguish three main periods, namely: (1) the development of the flower bud, (2) the opening of the flower, (3) the development of the fruit. 2011) was downregulated in tap3-3 and p119-TAP3 RNAi, whereas SlGAST1 (a GA-responsive gene) was up-regulated in these lines (Figs. 1999, Yao et al. The fruit reached harvest maturity in 16 weeks after fruit-set. 22.2.1 Fruit growth, development and maturation. In tap3-3, the expression of ToFZY1, encoding a flavin monooxygenase in the tryptophan-dependent auxin biosynthetic pathway, was high after anthesis compared with both unpollinated and pollinated ovaries of the WT but sharply decreased thereafter (Fig. We also isolated tap3-3, which exhibited only moderate conversion of stamens to carpelloid stamens, as well as parthenocarpy (Fig. 2000). Based on gene mapping and an allelism test, we confirmed that these two mutants are allelic, indicating that the mutations lead to variations in tap3 mutant phenotypes (Fig. S5A), the P119-TAP3 RNAi line showed a similar phenotype (Supplementary Fig. 2010, Ariizumi et al. SlSAND was used as an internal control. 5B). Sequence analysis of the genomic region of TAP3 identified possible induced mutations: E7821 had a single nucleotide substitution (G to A) located -6 bp from the start of exon 4, which is near the splicing site (Fig. R24K means 24th Arginine (R) residue of TAP3 protein substituted to Lysine (K). These results confirm the finding that defects in stamen formation are associated with parthenocarpy. The expression of SlGAST1, a GA-responsive gene, was up-regulated approximately 4-fold in tap3-3, with the highest level detected at 4 DAA, suggesting that GA response is highly activated in tap3-3 ovaries (Fig. (C) Protein structures of TAP3 and tap3. (, Serrani J.C., Ruiz-Rivero O., Fos M., Garcia-Martinez J.L. The moisture content of the fruit at maturity was about 80%. 2005, 2009, Saito et al. Fruit set in mango occurs when the conditions for cross pollination are favourable. In pollinated WT ovaries, high levels of auxin and GA after pollination possibly reduced ABA levels. In accordance with the up-regulation of the GA biosynthetic pathway in the P119-TAP3 RNAi lines, SlGAST1 expression was higher in these lines than in the WT beginning at anthesis (Fig. Reduced ABA levels in response to pollination are thought to be triggered by an increase in auxin and GA signaling (Vriezen et al. We failed to obtain any self-pollinated seeds from the P119-TAP3 RNAi lines. The P119-TAP3 RNAi lines showed partial conversion of floral organs. 95, No. The highest levels of GA1 were detected at 4 DAA in pollinated WT and tap3-3 ovaries, both of which were dramatically increased between 2 and 4 DAA (Fig. First, we identified new tap3 mutant alleles (tap3-2 and tap3-3) with different degrees of floral conversion. This work was supported by the Japan Advanced Plant Science Network and by the Science and Technology Research Promotion Program for Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, and Food Industry, Japan [grant number 26013A] to H.E., as well as Japan Society for the Promotion of Science KAKENHI [grant number 16K18633] and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science bilateral program to Y.O. Indeed, the expression of the IAA biosynthesis gene, ToFZY1, was higher in tap3-3 than in the WT after anthesis. 6D, 7D). The cDNA was used as a template for reverse-transcription PCR (RT-PCR) with specific primers TAP3-CDS-seqF1 and TAP3-CDS-seqR1 to amplify the TAP3-coding region. (, Sun H.J., Uchii S., Watanabe S., Ezura H. (, Tanaka N., Tanaka-Moriya Y., Mimida N., Honda C., Iwanami H., Komori S., et al. These results suggest that increased GA metabolism through both the early-13-hydroxylation and non-13-hydroxylation pathways is associated with the loss-of-function of TAP3 during early fruit development. The presence of naturally obtained parthenocarpic fruit (pat) loci, including pat, pat-2, and pat-3/pat-4, pat-2 leads to increased GA content in the ovary, reinforcing the notion that increased GA metabolism is the main mechanism driving the induction of parthenocarpy (Fos et al. S6). ABA is thought to be an additional player in the regulation of tomato fruit set, together with auxin and GA (Nitsch et al. (A) Expression analysis of TAP3 in ovary and stamen tissue from the TAP3 RNAi lines (T1 generation) by qRT-PCR (n = 3). (, Nitsch L.M., Oplaat C., Feron R., Ma Q., Wolters-Arts M., Hedden P., et al. 1947 Nov; 33 (11):303–312. The mutations in the genomic regions of tap3-2 and tap3-3 were determined by PCR amplification and sequencing using primers TAP3-exon3-4-F and TAP3-exon3-4-R for tap3-2 and tap3-3-CAPS-Fw and tap3-3-CAPS-Rev for tap3-3. Prior to fertilization, the carpel of the flower protects the embryo sac and helps to guide the pollen tube. TAP3, encoding a protein thought to control ovary growth by regulating ovary growth repressors, is positively regulated by PAT, together with other repressors including IAA9, ARF8 and KNOX (Mazzucato et al. Ovary development, Fertilization, and Fruit set, Phase 2: Cell division, Seed formation, and Early embryo development and Phase 3: Cell expansion and Embryo maturation. Also, possible links between aberrant floral development and parthenocarpy in tomato and apple have been reported (Yao et al. The locus was narrowed down to a region between solcap_snp_sl_47540 (62.130) and solcap_snp_sl_3828 (62.694) on chromosome 4, in which TAP3 is located. Our finding indicated that the activation of GA biosynthesis in ovaries which is associated with stamen abnormality triggers parthenocarpy. The stamens were thin and whitish yellow compared with that of WT, and did not produce any pollen grains even at the anthesis stage. This observation is consistent with the phenotype of the sl mutants described previously (Quinet et al. 2B, C), resulting in a strong phenotype similar to that of tap3-1, which showed the complete conversion of stamens into carpels and petals into sepals (Fig. (, Ezura K., Ji-Seong K., Mori K., Suzuki Y., Kuhara S., Ariizumi T., et al. After digestion, the PCR products were subjected to agarose gel electrophoresis and visualized in 2.5% agarose gels containing SYBR Safe (Life Technologies). The reaction was performed in a 20 μl volume as follows: 95°C for 10 seconds for initial denaturation, followed by 40 cycles of 5 seconds of denaturation at 95°C, and 30 seconds of annealing/extension at 55 or 60°C. Suggested Reading: ! 2013). 6A, 7A, B). Therefore, we confirmed that these mutants were allelic (Fig. The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology: Vol. of flower buds No. Based on previous studies, we chose a geranyl diphosphate synthase gene (SlGPS), a copalyl diphosphate synthase gene (SlCPS), three GA20-oxidase genes (SlGA20oxs), two GA3-oxidase genes (SlGA3oxs), and two GA2-oxidase genes (GA2-oxs) for qRT-PCR analysis (Serrani et al. Genomic DNA was extracted using a Maxwell 16 Tissue DNA Purification Kit (Promega). Fruit development can be divided into three phases. S5B). The tissues were fixed in FAA (3.7% formaldehyde, 5% acetic acid, and 50% ethanol), vacuum-infiltrated twice for 10 minutes each time, incubated overnight, and dehydrated through a t-butyl alcohol-ethanol series. The percentage of fruits that developed and their weight were determined at the red fruit stage. Next, to dissect the manner of parthenocarpic fruit development induced by the loss-of-function of TAP3, we performed histological analysis of ovaries during early fruit development (−2 DAA, 0 DAA [anthesis], and 4 DAA: corresponding to 4 mm diameter ovary). PCR amplifications for the dCAPS and CAPS were performed with primers tap3-2-dCAPS-Fw and tap3-2-dCAPS-Rev (Supplementary Table S2) to yield a 229 bp PCR product and with primers tap3-3-CAPS-Fw and tap3-3-CAPS-Rev (Supplementary Table S2) to yield a 529 bp PCR product. 6B). (, Chusreeaeom K., Ariizumi T., Asamizu E., Okabe Y., Shirasawa K., Ezura H. (, Davuluri G.R., van Tuinen A., Fraser P.D., Manfredonia A., Newman R., Burgess D. (, de Jong M., Wolters-Arts M., Feron R., Mariani C., Vriezen W.H. Total RNA was extracted from ovaries and stamens using an RNeasy Plant Mini Kit (Qiagen). The heterozygous E7821 line was crossed with E6483 displaying a mutant phenotype. These observed phenotypes in auxin-induced parthenocarpic fruits largely depend on increased numbers of cell layers within the pericarps of young ovaries (Serrani et al. 2010, Quinet et al. Meaning of Fruit Ripening 2. 1999, de Martino et al. (B) Allelism test for the tap3 mutants. The fruit weight of these mutants was reduced compared with the wild-type (WT) (Fig. (, Bowman J.L., Smyth D.R., Meyerowitz E.M. (, Carrera E., Ruiz-Rivero O., Peres L.E., Atares A., Garcia-Martinez J.L. The P119 promoter is a fruit-specific promoter (Davuluri et al. tap3/sl, Mdpi, hydra/spl, and ses/spl) or transgenic lines (e.g. (, Shinozaki Y., Hao S., Kojima M., Sakakibara H., Ozeki-Iida Y., Zheng Y., et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Addtionally, the results suggest that the appropriate degree of male sterility is linked to the degree of parthenocarpy. -O>ƴ�ϓ4� 10 mg of dry weight samples were used for phytohormone measurements. 2006). 2002, de Martino et al. Values are means ± SE of biological replicates. 2015). In WT ovaries, IAA levels increased after anthesis and remained high until 4 DAA. These results suggest that stamen development negatively regulates fruit set by repressing the GA biosynthesis. 2009b, 2011, Shinozaki et al. The growth of fruit in terms of length, diameter and weight slowed between 9 and 14 weeks, at the time of the development of the stone. These studies raise the possibility that the stamen surrounding the pistil/ovary functions as a repressor of ovary development prior to fertilization (Vivian-Smith et al. 10 μm ovary sections were obtained and observed as described by Chusreeaeom et al. (, Vriezen W.H., Feron R., Maretto F., Keijman J., Mariani C. (, Wang H., Jones B., Li Z., Frasse P., Delalande C., Regad F., et al. Regulation of fruit set, growth, development, ripening, premature fruit drop, and subsequent abscission is very important in agriculture. 4 0 obj Homozygous tap3-2 and tap3-3 mutants were selected from the BC3F2 populations for each analysis. (, Medina M., Roque E., Pineda B., Canas L., Rodriguez-Concepcion M., Beltran J.P., et al. SlGLO1) (Geuten and Irish 2010) and TPI (syn. Plant Cell Physiology 19: 1281-88. To determine whether parthenocarpic fruit formation correlates with increased GA and auxin contents, we quantified these hormones in ovaries during fruit setting. In tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), auxin-induced fruit-set is mediated by GA, although auxin may also have a GA-independent effect on fruit growth (Serrani et al., 2008). important aspect of fruit development, fruit ripening, includ- ing the genetic control of temporal events during the ripening phase (Theologis, 1992; Theologis et al., 1992). To investigate whether the sterility induced by the loss-of-function of TAP3 is due to defective pollen in the stamens, we examined pollen formation in the tap3 mutants and P119-TAP3 RNAi lines by histological analysis. To validate this hypothesis, we evaluated the parthenocarpic potential of the tap3 mutants and TAP3-RNAi lines. The loss-of-function of Tomato APETALA3 (TAP3)/ DEFICIENS (DEF)/STAMENLESS (Sl), a class B MADS-box gene, exhibits pathenocarpic fruits (Gómez et al. 2, pp. endobj A similar pattern was observed for the expression of SlGA2oxs compared to tap3-3, particularly SlGA2ox1, which was clearly down-regulated in the P119-TAP3 RNAi lines at 4 DAA (Fig. We also found a single nucleotide (G to A) substitution at nucleotide 71 in E6483, resulting in an amino acid substitution (R to K at the 24th a.a.) on a conserved DNA-binding region of the MADS domain (Fig. 2015). 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