Entries by Emily Breeze

Letting Sleeping DOGs Lie: Regulation of DOG1 during Seed Dormancy

The auspicious timing of seasonal germination is crucial to plant fitness and survival. Consequently, seed dormancy is tightly regulated by both developmental and environmental cues, which are integrated via crosstalk between several phytohormone signaling pathways including gibberellins, abscisic acid (ABA), and ethylene. Since favorable environmental conditions, notably permissive temperatures and photoperiods, are crucial for the […]

Sweet and Juicy: Identification and Origins of the Dry Alleles in Sorghum

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is the fifth most important cereal crop globally and is considered to be the “camel among crops” due to its ability to flourish in low-nutrient soils and to withstand prolonged drought. Cultivated varieties are phenotypically and morphological diverse. Consequently, sorghum is grown as both a food source (grain sorghum) and as an […]