Aneuploidy and genetic variation in the Arabidopsis thaliana triploid response.

@article{Henry2005AneuploidyAG,
  title={Aneuploidy and genetic variation in the Arabidopsis thaliana triploid response.},
  author={Isabelle M Henry and Brian P Dilkes and Kim Roy Young and Brian R Watson and Helen Wu and Luca Comai},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2005},
  volume={170 4},
  pages={1979-88}
}
Polyploidy, the inheritance of more than two genome copies per cell, has played a major role in the evolution of higher plants. Little is known about the transition from diploidy to polyploidy but in some species, triploids are thought to function as intermediates in this transition. In contrast, in other species triploidy is viewed as a block. We investigated the responses of Arabidopsis thaliana to triploidy. The role of genetic variability was tested by comparing triploids generated from… CONTINUE READING