TITLE

A large number of tetraploid Arabidopsis thaliana lines, generated by a rapid strategy, reveal high stability of neo-tetraploids during consecutive generations

AUTHOR(S)
Zheng Yu; Haage, Kristina; Streit, Verena E.; Gierl, Alfons; Ruiz, Ramón A. Torres
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Theoretical & Applied Genetics;Apr2009, Vol. 118 Issue 6, p1107
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Arabidopsis thaliana has, in conjunction with A. arenosa, developed into a system for the molecular analysis of alloplolyploidy. However, there are very few Arabidopsis lines available to study autopolyploidy. In order to investigate polyploidy on a reliable basis, we have optimised conventional methodologies and developed a novel strategy for the rapid generation and identification of polyploids based on trichome branching patterns. The analysis of more than two dozen independently induced Arabidopsis lines has led to interesting observations concerning the relationship between cell size and ploidy levels and on the relative stability of tetraploidy in Arabidopsis over at least three consecutive generations. The most important finding of this work is that neo-tetraploid lines exhibit considerable stability through all the generations tested. The systematic generation of tetraploid collections through this strategy as well as the lines generated in this work will help to unravel the consequences of polyploidy, particularly tetraploidy, on the genome, on gene expression and on natural diversity in Arabidopsis.
ACCESSION #
37278750

 

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