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Shade avoidance responses in Chinese white poplar rely on shared and unique roles of phytochrome-interacting factors

Shade avoidance syndrome (SAS) is a set of adaptive growth responses to low red to far-red light ratios. SAS includes petiole and internode lengthening and upward bending of leaves (hyponasty). In Arabidopsis, PHYTOCHROME B (PHYB) and PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTORS (PIFs) are implicated in these responses.…

Casting light on maize inflorescence development under shade

Kong, Li, Xue, Wei, et al. investigate the regulatory modules of tassel and ear development in response to simulated shade in Zea mays. By Dexin Kong1, Qing Liu1 and Haiyang Wang1,2 1State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro-Bioresources, South China Agricultural…