Apomictic development in Arabis gunnisoniana


Taskin, K. M., Turgut, K. and Scott, R. J., 2004. Apomictic development in Arabis gunnisoniana. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, 52 (2), pp. 155-160.

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Apomixis in model systems has been of growing interest for many scientists around the world. A limited number of species belonging to Brassicaceae has been described as apomictic and considered as a model system to study molecular biology of apomixis. In this study, we report the use of an ovule-clearing technique to characterize embryo sac development in Arabis gunnisoniana. The embryo sac development was detected by Taraxacum-type diplosporous dyad formation. Hence, the reproductive pathways in Arabis gunnisoniana were revealed by using flow cytometric seed screen (FCSS) analysis. Arabis gunnisoniana appears to display pseudogamous apomixis.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsTaskin, K. M., Turgut, K. and Scott, R. J.
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Biology & Biochemistry
ID Code20651


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