Specific molecular marker of the genes controlling linolenic acid content in rapeseed

@article{Jourdren1996SpecificMM,
  title={Specific molecular marker of the genes controlling linolenic acid content in rapeseed},
  author={Christelle Jourdren and P Barret and Dominique Brunel and R{\'e}gine Delourme and M G C Catherine Renard},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics},
  year={1996},
  volume={93},
  pages={512-518}
}
In rapeseed, which is an agronomically important oilseed, variation in the linolenic acid content of the oil has been obtained through chemical mutagenesis treatment. Conventional breeding of this quantitative trait, however requires specific molecular markers. By means of biochemical experiments, we have established that the induced variation in linolenic acid content is associated with the fad3 gene encoding the microsomal Δ15 desaturase. Using a pair of primers specific to this gene and a… CONTINUE READING