Evaluating the utility of Arabidopsis thaliana as a model for understanding heterosis in hybrid crops

  title={Evaluating the utility of Arabidopsis thaliana as a model for understanding heterosis in hybrid crops},
  author={D. Stokes and C. Morgan and C. O’Neill and I. Bancroft},
  • D. Stokes, C. Morgan, +1 author I. Bancroft
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Euphytica
  • Despite the phenomenon of heterosis having been used to improve crop productivity for almost a century, there is little understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved. Heterosis has been described recently in the widely used plant model Arabidopsis thaliana. To assess the opportunity afforded by this system, we have developed, through pollination to a male sterile female parent (Ler ms1), a range of hybrids of A. thaliana accessions. We tested this method of hybrid production in A. thaliana… CONTINUE READING
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