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Fadón E - Autor o Coautor
Rodrigo J - Autor (correspondencia)
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Dormant Flower Buds Actively Accumulate Starch over Winter in Sweet Cherry.

Publicado en:Frontiers In Plant Science. 9 (171): 171-171 - 2018-02-15 9(171), doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00171

Fadón E; Rodrigo J;


Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón - Entidad de origen
Department of Pomology, Estación Experimental de Aula Dei (CSIC), Zaragoza, Spain. - Autor o Coautor
Estn Expt Aula Dei CSIC, Dept Pomol, Zaragoza, Spain - Autor o Coautor
Gobierno de Aragon - European Social Fund, European Union [A-43] - Financiador
Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agraria (INIA)Instituto de Investigacion Agropecuaria (INIA) [RTA2014-00085-00, RFP2015-00015-00, RTA2017-00003-00] - Financiador
Ministerio de Economia, Industria y Competitividad (MEIC) - European Regional Development Fund, European Union [AGL2012-40239, BES-2010-037992] - Financiador
Unidad de Hortofruticultura, Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA), Instituto Agroalimentario de Aragón (IA2), Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain. - Autor o Coautor
Univ Zaragoza, IA2, Ctr Invest & Tecnol Agroalimentaria Aragon CITA, Unidad Hortofruticultura, Zaragoza, Spain - Autor o Coautor
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Resúmen: Temperate woody perennials survive to low temperatures in winter entering a dormant stage. Dormancy is not just a survival strategy, since chilling accumulation is required for proper flowering and arbitrates species adaptation to different latitudes. In spite of the fact that chilling requirements have been known for two centuries, the biological basis behind remain elusive. Since chilling accumulation is required for the normal growth of flower buds, it is tempting to hypothesize that something might be going on at this particular stage during winter dormancy. Here, we characterized flower bud development in relation to dormancy, quantifying changes in starch in the flower primordia in two sweet cherry cultivars over a cold and a mild year. Results show that, along the winter, flower buds remain at the same phenological stage with flower primordia at the very same developmental stage. But, surprisingly, important variation in the starch content of the ovary primordia cells occurs. Starch accumulated following the same pattern than chilling accumulation and reaching a maximum at chilling fulfillment. This starch subsequently vanished during ecodormancy concomitantly with ovary development before budbreak. These results showed that, along the apparent inactivity during endodormancy, flower primordia were physiologically active accumulating starch, providing a biological basis to understand chilling requirements.

Palabras clave: Chilling accumulation; Endodormancy; Flower buds; Flower primordia; Starch; Sweet cherry

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