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Rui Wang, Yuqing Gui, Tiejun Zhao, Masahisa Ishii, Masatake Eguchi, Hui Xu, Tianlai Li, and Yasunaga Iwasaki

form stems, leaves, roots, and other vegetative organs and is then transferred to reproductive organs from bud formation. Thus, floral initiation of tomato seedlings is an important transition from vegetative growth to reproductive growth and also an

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Thomas E. Marler and Nirmala Dongol

Understanding the developmental patterns and factors that control expansion of vegetative and reproductive organs is of fundamental importance for refining conservation protocols for rare plants. For example, the period of vulnerability to arthropod

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Hadi Susilo, Ying-Chun Peng, Shui-Cheng Lee, Yu-Chun Chen, and Yao-Chien Alex Chang

because of natural low temperature, which marked the shift from vegetative growth stage to the reproductive growth stage (when growth was mainly that of reproductive organs). The flowers (including unopened floral buds) and stalks were sampled at Weeks 16

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Jiyu Zhang, Min Wang, Zhenghai Mo, Gang Wang, and Zhongren Guo

CiAG is similar to PTAG from poplar ( Brunner et al., 2000 ). It is reported that the AG -lineage genes are generally expressed in reproductive organs, not in the vegetative organs ( Chaidamsari et al., 2006 ; Wu et al., 2004 ; Yanofsky et al

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G.A. Picchioni, Wayne A. Mackay, and Mario Valenzuela-Vázquez

reproductive structures. That is, the desiccating flowers may function as resource “salvage” organs in support of metabolic demands of expanding buds and flowers. Plants preferentially direct internal resources to maximize reproductive gain; thus

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Yushu Li, Zongda Xu, Weiru Yang, Tangren Cheng, Jia Wang, and Qixiang Zhang

PmSOC1 -like genes were high in the leaf buds, flower buds, stems, and leaves, but relatively low in the reproductive organs ( Fig. 2 ). In 1-month-old seedlings, PmSOC1-1 and PmSOC1-3 were expressed in roots, stems, and leaves, whereas PmSOC1

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Michele R. Warmund, David H. Trinklein, Mark R. Ellersieck, and Reid J. Smeda

, and the number live and aborted flowers and buds were recorded at 4 WAT. The number of live reproductive organs (flower buds and flowers) were then calculated. Flowers that withered without setting a fruit were considered aborted. Throughout the study

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Sylvia Letícia Oliveira Silva, Renato de Mello Prado, Gilmara Pereira da Silva, Gabriel Barbosa da Silva Júnior, Monica Lanzoni Rossi, and Leónides Castellanos González

effect. Foliar B spraying promoted greater B accumulation in the vegetative organs, especially in the presence of sorbitol, but not in the reproductive tissues. Sorbitol probably did not promote B redistribution in cowpea; therefore, more of the nutrient

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Brian Christensen, Sridevy Sriskandarajah, and Renate Müller

vegetative and reproductive shoots, because changes in resource allocation in flowering plants potentially influence ornamental value. The source of the rol genes is the soilborne bacterium A. rhizogenes , and this bacterium is the causative agent of the

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Marlene Ayala and Gregory Lang

). Fruit trees can be considered as a collection of individual sinks (reproductive and vegetative) that compete with each other ( DeJong, 1999 ; Wright, 1989 ). The sink demand of an organ and its competitive ability to attract assimilates varies by