An analysis of the correlation between flower size to the size of the reproductive organs and concen

Abstract Background and Aims The study of variation in number, position and type of floral organs may serve as a key to understanding the mechanisms underlying their variation, and will make it possible to improve the analysis of gene function in model plant species by means of a more accurate characterization of mutant phenotypes. The present analysis was carried out in order to understand the correlation between number and position of floral organs in Arabidopsis thaliana. Methods An analysis of number and position of organs in flowers of wild type as well as in a series of mutations with floral organ position alterations was carried out, using light and electron microscopy.

Here, we present the first genome-wide association study for the important ornamental crop rose, focusing on the anthocyanin and carotenoid contents in petals of 96 diverse tetraploid garden rose genotypes.

An analysis of the correlation between flower size to the size of the reproductive organs and concen

Cultivated roses display a vast phenotypic and genetic diversity and are therefore ideal targets for association genetics.

An analysis of the structure of the rose population revealed three subpopulations with most of the genetic variation between individual genotypes rather than between clusters and with a high average proportion of heterozygous loci.

The mapping of markers significantly associated with anthocyanin and carotenoid content to the related Fragaria and Prunus genomes revealed clusters of associated markers indicating five genomic regions associated with the total anthocyanin content and two large clusters associated with the carotenoid content.

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Among the marker clusters associated with the phenotypes, we found several candidate genes with known functions in either the anthocyanin or the carotenoid biosynthesis pathways. Among others, we identified a glutathione-S-transferase, 4CL, an auxin response factor and F3'H as candidate genes affecting anthocyanin concentration, and CCD4 and Zeaxanthine epoxidase as candidates affecting the concentration of carotenoids.

These markers are starting points for future validation experiments in independent populations as well as for functional genomic studies to identify the causal factors for the observed color phenotypes.

Furthermore, validated markers may be interesting tools for marker-assisted selection in commercial breeding programmes in that they provide the tools to identify superior parental combinations that combine several associated markers in higher dosages.

Introduction Rose is one of the most economically important ornamental crops and is sold as cut flowers, pot roses and garden roses. The genus Rosa comprises a vast amount of genetic resources represented by more than wild species as well as more than 30, mostly tetraploid varieties bred for ornamental purposes Gudin, ; Wissemann, Cultivated tetraploid rose genomes are complex mixtures of at least 10 species that have been used in ornamental rose breeding for more than two centuries Gudin, ; Zhang et al.

As a result, rose is highly diverse in many morphological and physiological characteristics. Despite its commercial importance as an ornamental plant, genomic resources for rose research and breeding remain scarce, and to date, no genome sequence is available.

Constraints on plant signals and rewards to multiple mutualists? - Europe PMC Article - Europe PMC This study investigates photoperiodic responses in natural populations of Arabidopsis thaliana from high northern latitudes and their significance for local adaptation. Thirty lineages from ten local A.
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Introduction Abstract Background and Aims In species with specialized pollination, floral traits are expected to be relatively invariant and decoupled from the phenotypic variation affecting vegetative traits.
Received Jul 9; Accepted Jul The signals and rewards are expressed via traits of flowers and fruits.
Advanced Search Abstract Natural phenotypic variation, a result of genetic variation, developed during evolution in response to environmental selections.

At the diploid level, genetic maps have been constructed, and a number of monogenic and quantitative traits have been localized on these maps Debener and Linde, ; Spiller et al. However, as most diploid populations have derived from a few diploid genotypes, genetic variability is low for most horticultural traits.


Therefore, these traits can only be analyzed at the tetraploid level. In tetraploid varieties, several monogenic traits have been analyzed, but only few QTL have been described, mostly by analyses of biparental populations Debener and Linde, ; Spiller et al.

The esthetic features of the rose flower are of central importance for the ornamental quality of rose cultivars; therefore, commercial breeding pays special attention to floral characteristics.

The anthocyanin concentration in cells of rose petals is a major determinant of red and pink color variants, although the final hues are influenced by several other factors as e.

 · through the analysis of Fe concentration in flow-ers at full bloom (Sanz and Montan˜e´z, ). In the present study, we have characterized for 2 years the time course of the development of chlorosis in two nectarine orchards in calcareous soils in relation to the Fe content in vegetative and reproductive organs, with the final aim Elmu/jurnal/E/European Journal of Agronomy. Worley and Barrett (, ) also observed a positive genetic correlation between flower size and age at flowering in E. paniculata. We found few trade-offs between flower size and other traits. On the contrary, the genotypic lines selected for large flowers produced significantly more flowers than the genotypic lines selected for small flowers.  · By analysing correlations between flower size and leaf size within and among temperature treatments, we expect to be able to distinguish between developmental and environmental correlations and test whether the decoupling of the phenotypic variation between these two series of traits depends on environmental

Although single loci influencing color variation have been identified, other researchers have described a quantitative inheritance of the anthocyanin content Cardoso et al. Tetraploid populations derived from crosses between ornamental varieties display complex patterns of inheritance that complicate not only genetic analysis but also map construction and require many more markers Bourke et al.

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Association studies offer two main advantages over QTL studies based on biparental populations: In association genetics, genotyping can be restricted to candidate genes likely involved in the expression of the traits under study or markers covering the whole genome in genome-wide association studies GWAS.

· The correlation between VvYABBY5 expression and the ontogeny of tricarpellate fruit in ‘Xiangfei’ grapevine An unpaired two-sample Student’s t-test was used for statistical analysis.

An analysis of the correlation between flower size to the size of the reproductive organs and concen

To examine flower and fruit sizes, ten flowers or ten fruits that contained bi- or tricarpellate ovaries were used for measurements of transverse and  · An optimal allocation model was developed for the evolutionarily stable size of attractive structures of flowers (ESA) in animal-pollinated  · To establish the best morphological characters to use for genetic study of the evolution of inbreeding in L.

pimpinellifolium, an analysis of developmental differences between selfing and outcrossing flower types in this species was undertaken (G eorgiady and L ord ) The relationship between plant and flower sizes in single-flowered plants can be tight (Wright and Barrett ) or loose (Sánchez-Lafuente ) and thus both plant and flower levels are relevant in the study of size-dependent gender modification.

In C. rubella, petal size has been decreased by shortening the period of proliferative growth. Using interspecific recombinant inbred lines, we show that differences in petal size and flower opening between the two species each have a complex genetic basis involving allelic differences at multiple Thus, more genes had differentiated expression between organs than between the two developmental stages.

Pairwise scatter plots comparing the transcriptional profiles showed the same pattern: (Fig. 4B). The Pearson coefficients of correlation between flower and leaf samples were lower (r = –) than between flower samples (r = )