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Fig. 6 | BMC Plant Biology

Fig. 6

From: A transcriptome analysis reveals a role for the indole GLS-linked auxin biosynthesis in secondary dormancy in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.)

Fig. 6

Schematic diagram for the mechanism underlying secondary seed dormancy induced by drought based on the DEGs in oilseed rape. Non-dormant rape seeds can be induced into secondary dormancy by adverse conditions (light, anoxia, temperature and drought) to keep alive to meet with the proper seasons for germination. The environmental signals are perceived by receptors in the embryo, possibly by diverse receptors. The signals are then transduced and eventually alter phytohormone signalling, including biosynthesis, transduction and responses. The phytohormone signals are integrated to regulate the expression of cell wall-, lipid- and secondary metabolism-related genes by transcription factors and epigenetic modifiers to induce and maintain secondary seed dormancy. PEG6000 is used as a proxy for drought in this study. C, cotyledon; H, hypocotyl; R, root; SE, seed envelope; ABA, abscisic acid; GA, gibberellic; BR, brassinolide; JA, methyl jasmonate; KAR, karrikin; TFs, transcription factors; Ems, epigenetic modifiers; IGLS, indole GLS

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