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Major-effect alleles at relatively few loci underlie distinct vernalization and flowering variation in Arabidopsis accessions

Strange, Amy; Li, Peijin; Lister, Clare; Anderson, Jillian; Warthmann, Norman; Shindo, Chikako; Irwin, Judith; Nordborg, Magnus; Dean, Caroline

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We have explored the genetic basis of variation in vernalization requirement and response in Arabidopsis accessions, selected on the basis of their phenotypic distinctiveness. Phenotyping of F2 populations in different environments, plus fine mapping, indicated possible causative genes. Our data support the identification of FRI and FLC as candidates for the major-effect QTL underlying variation in vernalization response, and identify a weak FLC allele, caused by a Mutator-like transposon,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-05-20
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16496
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019949

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