Leaf-variegated mutations and their responsible genes in Arabidopsis thaliana.

@article{Sakamoto2003LeafvariegatedMA,
  title={Leaf-variegated mutations and their responsible genes in Arabidopsis thaliana.},
  author={Wataru Sakamoto},
  journal={Genes & genetic systems},
  year={2003},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={
          1-9
        }
}
Leaf variegation has long been known as a recessive genetic trait in higher plants. Unlike albino mutants, leaf-variegated mutants are non-lethal and thus enable us to study a novel mechanism of plastid development and maintenance. Variegation results from a defect that makes chloroplast development unstable, since at least part of the tissues gives rise to normal chloroplasts. Despite the fact that leaf-variegated mutants have contributed to the findings of maternal inheritance or have been… CONTINUE READING
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