Mendel, 150 years on

Ellis, T.H.N., Hofer, J.M.I., Timmerman-Vaughan, G.M., Coyne, C.J., & Hellens, R.P. (2011) Mendel, 150 years on. Trends in Plant Science, 16(11), pp. 590-596.

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Abstract

Mendel's paper 'Versuche über Pflanzen-Hybriden' is the best known in a series of studies published in the late 18th and 19th centuries that built our understanding of the mechanism of inheritance. Mendel investigated the segregation of seven gene characters of pea (Pisum sativum), of which four have been identified. Here, we review what is known about the molecular nature of these genes, which encode enzymes (R and Le), a biochemical regulator (I) and a transcription factor (A). The mutations are: a transposon insertion (r), an amino acid insertion (i), a splice variant (a) and a missense mutation (le-1). The nature of the three remaining uncharacterized characters (green versus yellow pods, inflated versus constricted pods, and axial versus terminal flowers) is discussed.

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ID Code: 71431
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996):2
Export Date: 6 May 2014
Source: Scopus
PubMed ID: 21775188
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DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2011.06.006
ISSN: 1878-4372
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 12 May 2014 06:23
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 06:07

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