Standing genetic variation in FRIGIDA mediates experimental evolution of flowering time in Arabidopsis.

@article{Scarcelli2009StandingGV,
  title={Standing genetic variation in FRIGIDA mediates experimental evolution of flowering time in Arabidopsis.},
  author={Nora Scarcelli and Paula X. Kover},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={2039-49}
}
The role of standing genetic variation in adaptive evolution remains unclear. Although there has been much progress in identifying candidate genes that underlie adaptive traits, we still lack direct evidence that natural allelic variation in these genes can actually mediate adaptive evolution. In this study, we investigate the role of natural allelic variation in two candidate flowering time genes, in response to selection for early flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana: FRIGIDA (FRI) and FLOWERING… CONTINUE READING