Gene Symbol: BOP2
Description: Ankyrin repeat family protein / BTB/POZ domain-containing protein
Alias: BLADE ON PETIOLE2, F13H10.8, F13H10_8, Ankyrin repeat family protein / BTB/POZ domain-containing protein
Species: thale cress

Top Publications

  1. McKim S, Stenvik G, Butenko M, Kristiansen W, Cho S, Hepworth S, et al. The BLADE-ON-PETIOLE genes are essential for abscission zone formation in Arabidopsis. Development. 2008;135:1537-46 pubmed publisher
    The Arabidopsis BLADE-ON-PETIOLE 1 (BOP1) and BOP2 genes encode redundant transcription factors that promote morphological asymmetry during leaf and floral development...
  2. Hepworth S, Zhang Y, McKim S, Li X, Haughn G. BLADE-ON-PETIOLE-dependent signaling controls leaf and floral patterning in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2005;17:1434-48 pubmed
    ..Here, we show that two NPR1-like genes, BLADE-ON-PETIOLE1 (BOP1) and BOP2, function redundantly to control growth asymmetry, an important aspect of patterning in leaves and flowers...
  3. Norberg M, Holmlund M, Nilsson O. The BLADE ON PETIOLE genes act redundantly to control the growth and development of lateral organs. Development. 2005;132:2203-13 pubmed
    ..We have isolated and characterized the BOP1 gene together with a functionally redundant close homolog that we name BOP2. The BOP genes are members of a gene family containing ankyrin repeats and a BTB/POZ domain, suggesting a role in ..
  4. Ha C, Jun J, Nam H, Fletcher J. BLADE-ON-PETIOLE 1 and 2 control Arabidopsis lateral organ fate through regulation of LOB domain and adaxial-abaxial polarity genes. Plant Cell. 2007;19:1809-25 pubmed
    We report a novel function for BLADE-ON-PETIOLE1 (BOP1) and BOP2 in regulating Arabidopsis thaliana lateral organ cell fate and polarity, through the analysis of loss-of-function mutants and transgenic plants that ectopically express BOP1 ..
  5. Xu M, Hu T, McKim S, Murmu J, Haughn G, Hepworth S. Arabidopsis BLADE-ON-PETIOLE1 and 2 promote floral meristem fate and determinacy in a previously undefined pathway targeting APETALA1 and AGAMOUS-LIKE24. Plant J. 2010;63:974-89 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we examine the role of architectural regulators BLADE-ON-PETIOLE1 (BOP1) and BOP2 in promotion of floral meristem identity...
  6. Canet J, Dobon A, Fajmonov√° J, Tornero P. The BLADE-ON-PETIOLE genes of Arabidopsis are essential for resistance induced by methyl jasmonate. BMC Plant Biol. 2012;12:199 pubmed publisher
  7. Karim M, Hirota A, Kwiatkowska D, Tasaka M, Aida M. A role for Arabidopsis PUCHI in floral meristem identity and bract suppression. Plant Cell. 2009;21:1360-72 pubmed publisher
    ..of PUCHI in floral fate determination and bract suppression overlaps that of the BLADE-ON-PETIOLE1 (BOP1) and BOP2 genes, which encode a pair of redundant regulatory proteins involved in various developmental processes, including ..
  8. Khan M, Tabb P, Hepworth S. BLADE-ON-PETIOLE1 and 2 regulate Arabidopsis inflorescence architecture in conjunction with homeobox genes KNAT6 and ATH1. Plant Signal Behav. 2012;7:788-92 pubmed publisher
    ..that these defects are caused by the misexpression of lateral organ boundary genes, BLADE-ON-PETIOLE1 (BOP1) and BOP2, which function downstream of BP-PNY in an antagonistic fashion...
  9. Ding L, Yan S, Jiang L, Zhao W, Ning K, Zhao J, et al. HANABA TARANU (HAN) Bridges Meristem and Organ Primordia Boundaries through PINHEAD, JAGGED, BLADE-ON-PETIOLE2 and CYTOKININ OXIDASE 3 during Flower Development in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet. 2015;11:e1005479 pubmed publisher
    ..HAN physically interacts with JAG, and directly stimulates the expression of JAG and BOP2 to regulate floral organ development...

More Information


  1. Chen M, Hsu W, Lee P, Thiruvengadam M, Chen H, Yang C. The MADS box gene, FOREVER YOUNG FLOWER, acts as a repressor controlling floral organ senescence and abscission in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2011;68:168-85 pubmed publisher
    ..a VP16-AD motif, the senescence/abscission of the flower organs was significantly promoted, and the expression of BOP2, IDA and EDF1/2 was up-regulated...