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Molecular and cellular characteristics of hybrid vigour in a commercial hybrid of Chinese cabbage

Saeki, Natsumi; Kawanabe, Takahiro; Ying, Hua; Shimizu, Motoki; Kojima, Mikiko; Abe, Hiroshi; Okazaki, Keiichi; Kaji, Makoto; Taylor, Jennifer M; Sakakibara, Hitoshi; Peacock, W. J; Dennis, Elizabeth S; Fujimoto, Ryo

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Abstract Background Heterosis or hybrid vigour is a phenomenon in which hybrid progeny exhibit superior performance compared to their parental inbred lines. Most commercial Chinese cabbage cultivars are F1 hybrids and their level of hybrid vigour is of critical importance and is a key selection criterion in the breeding system. Results We have characterized the heterotic phenotype...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-02-17
Type: Journal article
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-016-0734-3
http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98269
Source: BMC Plant Biology
DOI: 10.1186/s12870-016-0734-3

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