The effect of methyl jasmonate on Zea mays tassel development

Authors

  • Jinxia Tan Shenyang Agricultural University
  • Yujie Ma Shenyang Agricultural University
  • Ming Zhong Shenyang Agricultural University
  • Zhifu Guo Shenyang Agricultural University
  • Jingwei Lin Shenyang Agricultural University
  • Yanye Ruan Shenyang Agricultural University
  • Hai Xu Shenyang Agricultural University
  • Zhengjin Xu Shenyang Agricultural University
  • Haoge Li Shenyang Agricultural University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v32n6a2016-32261

Keywords:

maize, methyl jasmonate, regulator gene, tassel development, hormone

Abstract

Methyl jasmonate (MeJA) is a lipid-derived plant hormone that mediates diverse biological phenomena. Application of MeJA onto rice spikelet could exhibit abnormal floral organ development. Although jasmonic acid (JA) has been proved to be involved in maize tassel sex determination process, the roles of JA and its precursor MeJA in maize tassel development still remain obscure. In this study, we found that tassel development was decelerated by application of2 mMMeJA. Exogenous MeJA also influenced the number of palea and stamens of tassel spikelets. Exogenous MeJA increased the expression level of some key regulator genes, which may responsible for the phenotypic change in MeJA-treated tassel, and may mediate the crosstalk between MeJA and other hormones.

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Published

2016-12-06

How to Cite

TAN, J., MA, Y., ZHONG, M., GUO, Z., LIN, J., RUAN, Y., XU, H., XU, Z. and LI, H., 2016. The effect of methyl jasmonate on Zea mays tassel development . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 1472–1481. [Accessed28 May 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v32n6a2016-32261. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/32261.

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Agricultural Sciences