A model of seed dormancy in wild oats (Avena fatua) for investigating genotype x environment interactions

@inproceedings{Shepherd2007AMO,
  title={A model of seed dormancy in wild oats (Avena fatua) for investigating genotype x environment interactions},
  author={Simone Liliane Kirszenzaft Shepherd and Alistair J. Murdoch and Jim M. Dunwell and Peter J. W. Lutman and Steve W. Adkins and Sarah E. Ashmore and Sheldon C. Navie},
  year={2007}
}
Dormancy is an adaptive trait in seed populations that helps ensure that seed germination is distributed over time and occurs in environmental conditions suitable for seedling growth. Several genes.. associated with seed dormancy in various plant species, have been integrated into a hypothetical dormancy model for Avena fatua L. (wild oats). Generally, the synthesis of, and sensitivity to, abscisic acid (ABA) during imbibition determines whether genes similar to those during maturation are… 
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Reference gene selection for molecular studies of dormancy in wild oat (Avena fatua L.) caryopses by RT-qPCR method
TLDR
Gene expression analysis of a dormancy-related wild oat transcription factor VIVIPAROUS1 (AfVP1) allowed for a validation of candidate reference genes performance and it can be recommended that the normalization factor calculated as a geometric mean of Cq values of AfUBC1,AfUBC2 and AfGAPDH1 would be optimal for RT-qPCR results normalization in the experiments comprising A. fatua caryopses of different dormancy status.
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