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FALSIFLORA, the tomato orthologue of FLORICAULA and LEAFY, controls flowering time and floral meristem identity.
Characterization of the tomato falsiflora mutant shows that fa mutation mainly alters the development of the inflorescence resulting in the replacement of flowers by secondary shoots, but alsoExpand
Genetic relationships among melon breeding lines revealed by RAPD markers and agronomic traits
The performance of certain hybrids indicated that RAPDs were more suitable markers than agronomic traits in predicting genetic distance among the breeding lines analysed, and the employment of RAPDDs as molecular markers both in germplasm management and improvement, as well as in the selection of parental lines for the development of new hybrid combinations. Expand
The evolution of reproductive systems and sex-determining mechanisms within rumex (polygonaceae) inferred from nuclear and chloroplastidial sequence data.
The results support the contention that sex determination based on the balance between the number of X chromosomes and theNumber of autosomes (X/A balance) has evolved secondarily from male-determining Y mechanisms and that multiple sex-chromosome systems were derived twice from an XX/XY system. Expand
SINGLE FLOWER TRUSS regulates the transition and maintenance of flowering in tomato
The phenotype of the sft fa double mutants indicates that SFT and FA participate in two parallel pathways that regulate the switch from vegetative to reproductive phase in tomato, and that both genes are indispensable for flowering. Expand
Stamenless, a tomato mutant with homeotic conversions in petals and stamens
The mutant phenotype is temperature sensitive and when sl/sl plants were cultured at low temperature, the morphology of some flowers resembled that of the WT, providing evidence that gibberellin synthesis or sensitivity could mediate the effect of low temperature on the mutant phenotype. Expand
Accumulation of Y-specific satellite DNAs during the evolution of Rumex acetosa sex chromosomes
The data support the idea that Y-chromosome differentiation and heterochromatinisation in the Rumex species having a multiple sex chromosome system have occurred by different amplification events from a common ancestral satDNA. Expand
Plant sex chromosomes: molecular structure and function
Sequence analysis of larger regions in the homomorphic X and Y chromosomes of papaya and asparagus, and also in the heteromorphic sex chromosomes of S. latifolia and R. acetosa, will reveal the degenerative changes that the Y-linked gene functions have experienced during sex chromosome evolution. Expand
Morphometric and genetic analysis as proof of the existence of two sturgeon species in the Guadalquivir river
The DNA of the two specimens captured during the mid-1970s in the Guadalquivir river cross-hybridised with HindIII satellite-DNA sequences of A. naccarii are demonstrated to be autochthonous to the Iberian Peninsula and is not, as was previously believed, endemic to the Adriatic Sea. Expand
Oxidative Stress Associated with Chilling Injury in Immature Fruit: Postharvest Technological and Biotechnological Solutions
The physiological and biochemical factors that are associated with the oxidative stress and the development of CI symptoms in these commodities are defined and the different physical, chemical and biotechnological approaches that have been proposed to reduce oxidative stress while enhancing the chilling tolerance of vegetable fruits are discussed. Expand
Resistance to Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus in Cucurbita spp.
The newly identified C. moschata resistant accessions are good candidates for breeding programmes to avoid the damage caused by ToLCNDV, and viral amounts were much lower than those found in susceptible genotypes, suggesting a high level of resistance. Expand