Panicle Development

  • Dabing Zhang
  • Zheng Yuan
  • Gynheung An
  • Ludovico Dreni
  • Jianping Hu
  • Martin M. Kater
Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 5)


Rice evolved a diversified determinate inflorescence (also called panicle), and rice panicle development includes high orderly and complex biological events including the formation of lateral branches and spikelet organs. Understanding the mechanism of rice panicle morphogenesis is of importance in fundamental biology and helpful for crop improvement. In this chapter, we summarize the recent understanding of genetic regulators in determining rice panicle development ranging from the initiation of inflorescence, specification of lateral branches, spikelet organs, and reproductive cell formation.


Floral Organ Shoot Apical Meristem Floral Meristem Axillary Meristem Inflorescence Meristem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dabing Zhang
    • 1
  • Zheng Yuan
    • 1
  • Gynheung An
    • 2
  • Ludovico Dreni
    • 3
  • Jianping Hu
    • 4
  • Martin M. Kater
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Life Sciences and BiotechnologyShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Crop Biotech InstituteKyung Hee UniversityYonginKorea
  3. 3.Dipartimento di BioscienzeUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  4. 4.Department of Energy Plant Research LaboratoryMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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