Summary: A cluster of FLOWERS (as opposed to a solitary flower) arranged on a main stem of a plant.

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  1. Maciel J, Ceresini P, Castroagudín V, Zala M, Kema G, McDonald B. Population structure and pathotype diversity of the wheat blast pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae 25 years after its emergence in Brazil. Phytopathology. 2014;104:95-107 pubmed publisher
    ..Detached head virulence assays differentiated eight virulence groups on the same wheat cultivars. There was no correlation between seedling and head reactions. ..
  2. Hu S, Zhou X, Gu X, Cao S, Wang C, Xu J. The cAMP-PKA pathway regulates growth, sexual and asexual differentiation, and pathogenesis in Fusarium graminearum. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2014;27:557-66 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicated that CPK1 is the major PKA catalytic subunit gene and that the cAMP-PKA pathway plays critical roles in hyphal growth, conidiation, ascosporogenesis, and plant infection in F. graminearum. ..
  3. Chen M, Pan B, Wang G, Ni J, Niu L, Xu Z. Analysis of the transcriptional responses in inflorescence buds of Jatropha curcas exposed to cytokinin treatment. BMC Plant Biol. 2014;14:318 pubmed publisher
    ..Jatropha curcas L. is a potential biofuel plant. Application of exogenous cytokinin (6-benzyladenine, BA) on its inflorescence buds can significantly increase the number of female flowers, thereby improving seed yield...
  4. Greenwood J, Finnegan E, Watanabe N, Trevaskis B, Swain S. New alleles of the wheat domestication gene Q reveal multiple roles in growth and reproductive development. Development. 2017;144:1959-1965 pubmed publisher
    ..e. partially compact) inflorescence (spike)...
  5. Gnan S, Marsh T, Kover P. Inflorescence photosynthetic contribution to fitness releases Arabidopsis thaliana plants from trade-off constraints on early flowering. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0185835 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we test whether inflorescence photosynthesis contribution to the reproductive output of Arabidopsis thaliana can offset the cost of early ..
  6. Van Nguyen T, Kröger C, Bönnighausen J, Schäfer W, Bormann J. The ATF/CREB transcription factor Atf1 is essential for full virulence, deoxynivalenol production, and stress tolerance in the cereal pathogen Fusarium graminearum. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2013;26:1378-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, constitutive expression of Fgatf1 in the ?FgOS-2 mutant background almost complements ?FgOS-2-phenotypes. These data suggest that FgAtf1 may be the most important transcription factor regulated by FgOS-2. ..
  7. Booth J, Page J, Bohlmann J. Terpene synthases from Cannabis sativa. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0173911 pubmed publisher
    ..and accumulate a terpene-rich resin in glandular trichomes, which are abundant on the surface of the female inflorescence. Bouquets of different monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes are important components of cannabis resin as they ..
  8. Wei Y, Dong C, Zhang H, Zheng X, Shu B, Shi S, et al. Transcriptional changes in litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) inflorescences treated with uniconazole. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176053 pubmed publisher
    ..This study provides comprehensive inflorescence transcriptome data to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the response of litchi flowers to ..
  9. Yamburenko M, Kieber J, Schaller G. Dynamic patterns of expression for genes regulating cytokinin metabolism and signaling during rice inflorescence development. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176060 pubmed publisher
    b>Inflorescence development in cereals, including such important crops as rice, maize, and wheat, directly affects grain number and size and is a key determinant of yield...

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  1. Kochieva E, Filyushin M, Beletsky A, Ravin N, Skryabin K. Identification and expression analysis of chitinase genes in parasitic plant Monotropa hypopitys. Dokl Biochem Biophys. 2017;473:111-113 pubmed publisher
    ..MhCHI4 transcripts were detected primarily in the flowers and were almost absent in the roots, whereas the expression level of MhCHI3 was relatively high in all organs but maximum in the leaves (bracts). ..
  2. Mo Y, Li L, Li J, Rohwer J, Li H, Li J. Alseodaphnopsis: A new genus of Lauraceae based on molecular and morphological evidence. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0186545 pubmed publisher
    ..The new genus is circumscribed, eight new combinations for its species are made, and a description and illustration of the new species are provided. ..
  3. Sytar O, Borankulova A, Hemmerich I, Rauh C, Smetanska I. Effect of chlorocholine chlorid on phenolic acids accumulation and polyphenols formation of buckwheat plants. Biol Res. 2014;47:19 pubmed publisher
    ..The obtained results suggest that influence of CCC on the phenolics composition can be a result of various mechanisms of CCC uptake, transforming and/or its translocation in the buckwheat seedlings. ..
  4. Granado Yela C, Balaguer L, Cayuela L, Méndez M. Unusual positional effects on flower sex in an andromonoecious tree: Resource competition, architectural constraints, or inhibition by the apical flower?. Am J Bot. 2017;104:608-615 pubmed publisher
    ..Subapical flowers did not seem to be hormonally suppressed by apical flowers. The study of these unusual positional effects is needed for a general understanding about the functional implications of inflorescence architecture.
  5. Soyk S, Lemmon Z, Oved M, Fisher J, Liberatore K, Park S, et al. Bypassing Negative Epistasis on Yield in Tomato Imposed by a Domestication Gene. Cell. 2017;169:1142-1155.e12 pubmed publisher
    Selection for inflorescence architecture with improved flower production and yield is common to many domesticated crops...
  6. Kite G, Hetterscheid W. Phylogenetic trends in the evolution of inflorescence odours in Amorphophallus. Phytochemistry. 2017;142:126-142 pubmed publisher
    The chemical composition of inflorescence odours of 80 species of Amorphophallus (Araceae) were determined by headspace-thermal desorption GC-MS...
  7. Cheah B, Jadhao S, Vasudevan M, Wickneswari R, Nadarajah K. Identification of functionally important microRNAs from rice inflorescence at heading stage of a qDTY4.1-QTL bearing Near Isogenic Line under drought conditions. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0186382 pubmed publisher reproductive stage, currently, there is only one report on the detection of drought-responsive microRNAs in inflorescence tissue of a Japonica rice line...