Pink (P), a new locus responsible for a pink trait in onions (Allium cepa) resulting from natural mutations of anthocyanidin synthase

@article{Kim2004PinkA,
  title={Pink (P), a new locus responsible for a pink trait in onions (Allium cepa) resulting from natural mutations of anthocyanidin synthase},
  author={S. Kim and Marla L. Binzel and Kil Sun Yoo and Soomin Park and Leonard M. Pike},
  journal={Molecular Genetics and Genomics},
  year={2004},
  volume={272},
  pages={18-27}
}
A new locus conditioning a pink trait in onions was identified. Unusual pink onions were found in haploid populations induced from an F1 hybrid between yellow and dark red parents and in F3 populations originating from the same cross. Segregation ratios of red to pink in F2, backcross, and F3 populations indicated that this pink trait is determined by a single recessive locus. RT-PCR was carried out to look for any differential expression of anthocyanin synthesis genes between dark red and pink… CONTINUE READING