A Single Amino Acid Replacement in ETC2 Shapes Trichome Patterning in Natural Arabidopsis Populations

@article{Hilscher2009ASA,
  title={A Single Amino Acid Replacement in ETC2 Shapes Trichome Patterning in Natural Arabidopsis Populations},
  author={Julia Hilscher and Christian Schl{\"o}tterer and M. E. Hauser},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={1747-1751}
}
Our understanding of the evolution of organismal diversity is restricted by the current resolution of the genotype-phenotype map. In particular, the genetic basis of environmentally relevant phenotypic variation among natural populations remains poorly understood. Trichomes are single-cell outgrowths on the surface of plant leaves and other above-ground organs. Consistent with trichomes' suggested function to protect plants from predators and abiotic stressors [1-3], trichome density is… CONTINUE READING