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, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 160–165 | Cite as

Expression of enzyme genes in agamospermous progenies of reciprocal hybrids of sugar beet

  • E. V. Levites
  • S. S. Kirikovich
  • F. Sh. Denisova
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Phenotypes of alcohol dehydrogenase, malic enzyme and isocitrate dehydrogenase controlled by lociAdhl, Mel andIdh3, respectively, were studied in agamospermous progenies of reciprocal sugar beet hybrids. It is demonstrated that in the experimental model used, each locus is represented by one stable and one unstable allele. Expression of the unstable allele in agamospermous progeny of the hybrid depends on the gamete (maternal or paternal) by which it has been transmitted to the given hybrid.


Epigenetics isozymes agamospermy imprinting sugar beet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. V. Levites
    • 1
  • S. S. Kirikovich
    • 1
  • F. Sh. Denisova
    • 1
  1. 1.Siberian Division of Russian Academy of SciencesInstitute of Cytology and GeneticsNovosibirskRussia

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