The Evolution of Selfing in Arabidopsis thaliana

@article{Tang2007TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Selfing in Arabidopsis thaliana},
  author={Chunlao Tang and Christopher Toomajian and Sue Sherman-Broyles and Vincent Plagnol and Ya-Long Guo and Tina T. Hu and Richard M. Clark and June B Nasrallah and Detlef Weigel and Magnus Nordborg},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={317},
  pages={1070 - 1072}
}
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… Expand
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