A Phalaenopsis variety with floral organs showing C class homeotic transformation and its revertant may enable Phalaenopsis as a potential molecular genetic material

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The Orchidaceae is one of the most famous garden plants, and improvement of the orchid is very important in horticulture field. However, molecular information is largely unknown. We found a <i>Phalaenopsis</i> variety harboring floral organs showing C class homeotic change. Column is composed of the anthers with the receptive stigmatic surface just underneath them in wild type. However the C class variety produced column with sepal or petal like structure at the abaxial side. This is the typical abnormality as C class mutants in plants. Further, wild type looking revertant was found from the meristem tissue cultured population. This result strongly indicates the existence of active transposable element in <i>Phalaenopsis</i> genome. This transposon may enable <i>Phalaenopsis</i> as a good material for molecular genetic analysis in Orchidaceae.<br>

Journal

  • Genes & Genetic Systems

    Genes & Genetic Systems 86(2), 93-95, 2011-04-25

    The Genetics Society of Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10029516430
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11077421
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    13417568
  • NDL Article ID
    11096721
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR1(科学技術--生物学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-W539
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  J-STAGE 
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