Apomictic development in Arabis gunnisoniana

K M Taskin, K Turgut, Rod J Scott

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Apomixis in model systems has been of growing interest for many scientists around the world. A limited number of species belonging to Brassicaceae has been described as apomictic and considered as a model system to study molecular biology of apomixis. In this study, we report the use of an ovule-clearing technique to characterize embryo sac development in Arabis gunnisoniana. The embryo sac development was detected by Taraxacum-type diplosporous dyad formation. Hence, the reproductive pathways in Arabis gunnisoniana were revealed by using flow cytometric seed screen (FCSS) analysis. Arabis gunnisoniana appears to display pseudogamous apomixis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Journal of Plant Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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