Colour break in reverse bicolour daffodils is associated with the presence of Narcissus mosaic virus

@inproceedings{Hunter2011ColourBI,
  title={Colour break in reverse bicolour daffodils is associated with the presence of Narcissus mosaic virus},
  author={Donald A Hunter and John D. Fletcher and Kevin M Davies and Huaibi Zhang},
  booktitle={Virology Journal},
  year={2011}
}
Daffodils (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) are one of the world's most popular ornamentals. They also provide a scientific model for studying the carotenoid pigments responsible for their yellow and orange flower colours. In reverse bicolour daffodils, the yellow flower trumpet fades to white with age. The flowers of this type of daffodil are particularly prone to colour break whereby, upon opening, the yellow colour of the perianth is observed to be 'broken' into patches of white. This colour break… CONTINUE READING

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