Experts and Doctors on flowers in Milano, Lombardy, Italy


Locale: Milano, Lombardy, Italy
Topic: flowers

Top Publications

  1. Gregis V, Sessa A, Dorca Fornell C, Kater M. The Arabidopsis floral meristem identity genes AP1, AGL24 and SVP directly repress class B and C floral homeotic genes. Plant J. 2009;60:626-37 pubmed publisher
  2. Brambilla V, Fornara F. Molecular control of flowering in response to day length in rice. J Integr Plant Biol. 2013;55:410-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we discuss recent advances in understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in day length perception, production of florigenic signals, and molecular responses of the shoot apical meristem to florigenic proteins. ..
  3. Favaro R, Pinyopich A, Battaglia R, Kooiker M, Borghi L, Ditta G, et al. MADS-box protein complexes control carpel and ovule development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2003;15:2603-11 pubmed
    ..Together, these results indicate that the SEP proteins, which are known to form multimeric complexes in the control of flower organ identity, also form complexes to control normal ovule development. ..
  4. Battaglia R, Brambilla V, Colombo L, Stuitje A, Kater M. Functional analysis of MADS-box genes controlling ovule development in Arabidopsis using the ethanol-inducible alc gene-expression system. Mech Dev. 2006;123:267-76 pubmed
  5. Vazzola V, Losa A, Soave C, Murgia I. Knockout of frataxin gene causes embryo lethality in Arabidopsis. FEBS Lett. 2007;581:667-72 pubmed
  6. Brambilla V, Battaglia R, Colombo M, Masiero S, Bencivenga S, Kater M, et al. Genetic and molecular interactions between BELL1 and MADS box factors support ovule development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2007;19:2544-56 pubmed
    ..We propose a model for ovule development that explains how the balance between carpel identity activity and ovule identity activity is established by a MADS box homeodomain protein complex. ..
  7. Gregis V, Sessa A, Colombo L, Kater M. AGAMOUS-LIKE24 and SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE determine floral meristem identity in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2008;56:891-902 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, our results explain how AP1 switches from a floral meristem identity factor to a component that controls floral organ identity. ..
  8. Ferrante A, Trivellini A, Borghesi E, Vernieri P. Chlorophyll a fluorescence as a tool in evaluating the effects of ABA content and ethylene inhibitors on quality of flowering potted Bougainvillea. ScientificWorldJournal. 2012;2012:684747 pubmed publisher
    ..ABA concentration declined in leaves and flowers during storage and was not affected by treatments. Fluorescence parameters appear to be very useful for screening Bougainvillea cultivars resistant to prolonged storage periods...
  9. Di Girolamo F, D Amato A, Righetti P. Assessment of the floral origin of honey via proteomic tools. J Proteomics. 2012;75:3688-93 pubmed publisher
    ..Attempts at identifying additional plant (pollen, nectar) proteins via peptidome analysis were unsuccessful. ..

More Information


  1. Simonini S, Roig Villanova I, Gregis V, Colombo B, Colombo L, Kater M. Basic pentacysteine proteins mediate MADS domain complex binding to the DNA for tissue-specific expression of target genes in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2012;24:4163-72 pubmed publisher
  2. Colombo P, Flamini G, Rodondi G, Giuliani C, Santagostini L, Fico G. Phytochemistry of European Primula species. Phytochemistry. 2017;143:132-144 pubmed publisher
    ..It focuses on the possible taxonomic significance of the secondary metabolites and on their ecological role as attractors for pollinators and deterrents against herbivores and parasites, in order to build the base for further studies. ..