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author = {Morris, WL and Alamar, MC and Lopez-Cobollo, RM and Castillo, JC and Bennett, M and Van, der Kaay J and Stevens, J and Kumar, Sharma S and McLean, K and Thompson, AJ and Terry, LA and Turnbull, CGN and Bryan, GJ and Taylor, MA},
doi = {jxb/ery387},
journal = {Journal of Experimental Botany},
pages = {835--843},
title = {A member of the TERMINAL FLOWER1/CENTRORADIALIS gene family controls sprout growth in potato tubers},
url = {},
volume = {70},
year = {2019}

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AB - Potato tuber bud dormancy break followed by premature sprouting is a major commercial problem which results in quality losses and decreased tuber marketability. An approach to controlling premature tuber sprouting is to develop potato cultivars with a longer dormancy period and/or reduced rate of sprout growth. Our recent studies using a potato diploid population have identified several QTLs that are associated with tuber sprout growth. In the current study we aim to characterise a candidate gene associated with one of the largest effect QTL for rapid tuber sprout growth on potato chromosome 3. Underlying this QTL is a gene encoding a TERMINAL FLOWER 1/ CENTRORADIALIS homologue (PGSC0003DMG400014322). Here we use a transgenic approach to manipulate the expression level of the CEN family member in a potato tetraploid genotype (cv. Désirée). We demonstrate a clear effect of StCEN expression manipulation, with decreased expression levels associated with an increased rate of sprout growth, and over-expressing lines showing a lower rate of sprout growth than controls. Associated with different levels of StCEN expression were different levels of ABA and cytokinins implying a role in controlling the levels of plant growth regulators in the apical meristem.
AU - Morris,WL
AU - Alamar,MC
AU - Lopez-Cobollo,RM
AU - Castillo,JC
AU - Bennett,M
AU - Van,der Kaay J
AU - Stevens,J
AU - Kumar,Sharma S
AU - McLean,K
AU - Thompson,AJ
AU - Terry,LA
AU - Turnbull,CGN
AU - Bryan,GJ
AU - Taylor,MA
DO - jxb/ery387
EP - 843
PY - 2019///
SN - 0022-0957
SP - 835
TI - A member of the TERMINAL FLOWER1/CENTRORADIALIS gene family controls sprout growth in potato tubers
T2 - Journal of Experimental Botany
UR -
UR -
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VL - 70
ER -