Genetic variation of γ-tocopherol methyltransferase gene contributes to elevated α-tocopherol content in soybean seeds

January 2011
BMC Plant Biology;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p152
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which analyzes the genetic mechanism of the high alpha-tocopherol content trait of Keszthelyi Aproszemu Sarga (KAS), a variety of soybean (Glycine max). It is said that breeding methods focuses on improving alpha-tocopherol content to increase the nutritional value of crops. The study identified a gene, which encodes g-tocopherol methyltransferase, as a candidate gene responsible for high alpha-tocopherol concentration in KAS.


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