The Evolution of Selfing in Arabidopsis thaliana

  title={The Evolution of Selfing in Arabidopsis thaliana},
  author={C. Tang and C. Toomajian and S. Sherman-Broyles and V. Plagnol and Ya-Long Guo and T. T. Hu and R. Clark and J. Nasrallah and D. Weigel and M. Nordborg},
  pages={1070 - 1072}
  • C. Tang, C. Toomajian, +7 authors M. Nordborg
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Unlike most of its close relatives, Arabidopsis thaliana is capable of self-pollination. In other members of the mustard family, outcrossing is ensured by the complex self-incompatibility (S) locus,which harbors multiple diverged specificity haplotypes that effectively prevent selfing. We investigated the role of the S locus in the evolution of and transition to selfing in A. thaliana. We found that the S locus of A. thaliana harbored considerable diversity, which is an apparent remnant of… CONTINUE READING
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