cristal mutations in Arabidopsis confer a genetically heritable, recessive, hyperhydric phenotype

Abstract

A new class of recessive Arabidopsis mutants, designated cristal (cri ) has been isolated which display several abnormalities reminiscent of hyperhydric symptoms. These characteristics include translucent and wrinkled cotyledons and leaves, abnormal chloroplast organization, a reduced amount of chlorophyll, a reduced dry weight and a decreased number of palisade cells in the leaves accompanied by an increase of intercellular space, and therefore give a vitreous appearance to the aerial part. The phenotype is also dependent on the culture medium water potential. The cri1 gene was mapped on chromosome 4 close to the DHS1 marker.

DOI: 10.1007/s004250050102

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@article{Delarue1997cristalMI, title={cristal mutations in Arabidopsis confer a genetically heritable, recessive, hyperhydric phenotype}, author={Marianne Delarue and V{\'e}ronique Santoni and Michel Caboche and Catherine Bellini}, journal={Planta}, year={1997}, volume={202}, pages={51-61} }