Natural variation for seed dormancy in Arabidopsis is regulated by additive genetic and molecular pathways.

@article{Bentsink2010NaturalVF,
  title={Natural variation for seed dormancy in Arabidopsis is regulated by additive genetic and molecular pathways.},
  author={Le{\'o}nie Bentsink and Johannes Hanson and Corrie J. Hanhart and Hetty Blankestijn-de Vries and Colin Coltrane and Paul L. C. Keizer and Mohamed E el-Lithy and Carlos Alonso-Blanco and Mar{\'i}a Teresa de Andr{\'e}s and Matthieu Reymond and Fred A van Eeuwijk and Sjef Cm Smeekens and Maarten Koornneef},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 9},
  pages={4264-9}
}
Timing of germination is presumably under strong natural selection as it determines the environmental conditions in which a plant germinates and initiates its postembryonic life cycle. To investigate how seed dormancy is controlled, quantitative trait loci (QTL) analyses has been performed in six Arabidopsis thaliana recombinant inbred line populations by analyzing them simultaneously using a mixed model QTL approach. The recombinant inbred line populations were derived from crosses between the… CONTINUE READING