Molecular basis of a shattering resistance boosting global dissemination of soybean.

@article{Funatsuki2014MolecularBO,
  title={Molecular basis of a shattering resistance boosting global dissemination of soybean.},
  author={Hideyuki Funatsuki and Masaya Suzuki and Aya Hirose and Hiroki Inaba and Tetsuya Yamada and Makita Hajika and Kunihiko Komatsu and T. Katayama and Takashi Sayama and Masao Ishimoto and Kaien Fujino},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={111 50},
  pages={17797-802}
}
Pod dehiscence (shattering) is essential for the propagation of wild plant species bearing seeds in pods but is a major cause of yield loss in legume and crucifer crops. Although natural genetic variation in pod dehiscence has been, and will be, useful for plant breeding, little is known about the molecular genetic basis of shattering resistance in crops. Therefore, we performed map-based cloning to unveil a major quantitative trait locus (QTL) controlling pod dehiscence in soybean. Fine… CONTINUE READING