A splicing mutation in the gene encoding phytoene synthase causes orange coloration in Habanero pepper fruits.

@article{Kim2010ASM,
  title={A splicing mutation in the gene encoding phytoene synthase causes orange coloration in Habanero pepper fruits.},
  author={Ok Rye Kim and Myeong-Cheoul Cho and Byung-Dong Kim and Jin Hoe Huh},
  journal={Molecules and cells},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={569-74}
}
Peppers (Capsicum spp.) display a variety of fruit colors that are reflected by the composition and amount of diverse carotenoid pigments accumulated in the pericarp. Three independent loci, c1, c2, and y, are known to determine the mature color of pepper fruits by their allelic combinations. We examined the inheritance of fruit color in recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from an interspecific cross between C. annuum cv. TF68 (red) and C. chinense cv. Habanero (orange). The c2 gene encodes… CONTINUE READING
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