Genetic and molecular analysis of fasciation mutation in Japanese soybeans

  title={Genetic and molecular analysis of fasciation mutation in Japanese soybeans},
  author={Ryutaku Onda and Satoshi Watanabe and Takashi Sayama and Kunihiko Komatsu and Katsunori Okano and Masao Ishimoto and Kyuya Harada},
  journal={Breeding Science},
Soybean fasciation is controlled by a recessive gene affecting the shape of the aerial parts of the plant, which is characterized by flattened stem, infrequent branches and clustering of flowers and pods on shoot apices. Morphological feature of the fasciation mutation has been dissected, but molecular information is still limited. We developed three populations derived from the crosses between wild type cultivars and three Japanese fasciation varieties, Shakujodaizu, Taikadaizu and Shakujomame… 

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