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Molecular characterization of FLOWERING LOCUS T-like genes of apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.).
The two FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT)-like genes of apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.), MdFT1 and MdFT2, have been isolated and characterized. MdFT1 and MdFT2 were mapped, respectively, on distinct linkageExpand
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Antisense Expression of MdTFL1, a TFL1-like Gene, Reduces the Juvenile Phase in Apple
Because fruit trees such as apple (Malus ×domestica Borkh.) flower and set fruit only after an extended juvenile phase lasting several years, efficient breeding of fruit trees is limited. WeExpand
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Four TFL1/CEN-like genes on distinct linkage groups show different expression patterns to regulate vegetative and reproductive development in apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.).
Recent molecular analyses in several plant species revealed that TERMINAL FLOWER1 (TFL1) and CENTRORADIALIS (CEN) homologs are involved in regulating the flowering time and/or maintaining theExpand
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Expression Pattern of Homologues of Floral Meristem Identity Genes LFY and AP1 during Flower Development in Apple
Two apple (Malus sylvestris (L.) Mill. var. domestica (Borkh.) Mansf.) homologous fragments of FLO/LFY and SQUA/AP1 (AFL and MdAP1, respectively) were analyzed to determine the relationship betweenExpand
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Identification of a Skp1-Like Protein Interacting with SFB, the Pollen S Determinant of the Gametophytic Self-Incompatibility in Prunus1[W]
Many species in Rosaceae, Solanaceae, and Plantaginaceae exhibit S-RNase-based self-incompatibility (SI). In this system, the pistil and pollen specificities are determined by S-RNase and the S locusExpand
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Resistance sources to Valsa canker (Valsa ceratosperma) in a germplasm collection of diverse Malus species
Although Valsa canker caused by Valsa ceratosperma (Tode ex Fr.) Maire is one of the most destructive diseases in apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.) especially in eastern Asia, information available toExpand
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Development of a marker-assisted selection system for columnar growth habit in apple breeding.
To make progress in columnar apple breeding, we constructed genetic linkage maps of the Co genomic region and identified useful DNA markers that enable correct and efficient selection ofExpand
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Fine mapping of Co, a gene controlling columnar growth habit located on apple (Malus×domestica Borkh.) linkage group 10
With 2 figures and 3 tables Abstract Tree architecture and shoot morphology are important factors in apple production systems. Because a columnar growth habit facilitates high-densityExpand
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Mapping of Disease-Related Genes in Japanese Pear using a Molecular Linkage Map with RAPD Markers
Molecular linkage maps of disease-related genes in the Japanese pear cultivars ‘Kinchaku’ and ‘Kosui’ with RAPD markers were constructed. Using the pseudotestcross method, two separate maps wereExpand
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A practical method for apple cultivar identification and parent-offspring analysis using simple sequence repeat markers
Differentiation of cultivars with simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers is a very useful technique for the true-to-type characterization of cultivars and clarification of parent-offspringExpand
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