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Influences of different light sources and light/dark cycles on anthocyanin accumulation and plant growth in Petunia
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  • Journal title : Journal of Plant Biotechnology
  • Volume 43, Issue 1,  2016, pp.119-124
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Plant Biotechnology
  • DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.119
 Title & Authors
Influences of different light sources and light/dark cycles on anthocyanin accumulation and plant growth in Petunia
Ai, Trinh Ngoc; Naing, Aung Htay; Kim, Chang Kil;
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Anthocyanin accumulation and plant growth were examined in petunia (NT and transgenic plants) by determining the effects of different sources of light and varying light/dark cycles. Red light significantly enhanced anthocyanin content of B-peru+mPAP1; however, it had a negative effect on anthocyanin production in RsMYB1 plants. In general, white light was found to be reasonable for anthocyanin accumulation in all plants. In case of light/dark cycles, application of seven days of light:14 days of dark significantly enhanced anthocyanin content. We found that anthocyanin content detected in transgenic plants expressing anthocyanin regulatory transcription factor genes (B-peru+mPAP1 or RsMYB1) was higher than that in NT plants in all treatments. Plant growth was also influenced by the different light sources and dark/light cycles. Taken together, our results suggest that light source and light/dark cycle play an important role in anthocyanin production and plant growth. The choice of the optimal conditions is also important for anthocyanin production and plant growth depending on NT or transgenic plants carrying anthocyanin regulatory transcription factors.
Anthocyanin content;growth characteristics;transcription factors;transgenic plants;
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