The Inheritance of apomixis in Poa pratensis confirms a five locus model with differences in gene expressivity and penetrance.

@article{Matzk2005TheIO,
  title={The Inheritance of apomixis in Poa pratensis confirms a five locus model with differences in gene expressivity and penetrance.},
  author={Fritz Matzk and Sanja Prodanovic and Helmut B{\"a}umlein and Ingo Schubert},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={13-24}
}
The genetic control of apomixis was studied in numerous segregating progenies originated from intercrossing and selfing of obligate sexual and facultative apomictic parents in Poa pratensis by means of the flow cytometric seed screen. The data support a novel model with five major genes required to control asexual seed formation: the Apospory initiator (Ait) gene, the Apospory preventer (Apv) gene, a Megaspore development (Mdv) gene, the Parthenogenesis initiator (Pit) gene, and the… CONTINUE READING