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S-Locus Receptor Kinase Genes and Self-incompatibility in Brassica napus

  • Daphne R. Goring
  • Steven J. Rothstein
Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)

Abstract

In some species of Brassica, there exists a sporophytic self-incompatibility system to control fertilization. The diploid species, B. campestris (2n = 20, aa) and B. oleracea (2n = 18, cc) generally are found as self-incompatible lines. However, B. napus (2n = 38, aacc), an amphidiploid consisting of the genomes from these two diploid species, generally is found to be self-compatible (Downey and Rakow, 1987). There are some naturally occurring self-incompatible B. napus (Gowers, 1989), and in addition, self-incompatibility alleles from B. campestris have been crossed into self-compatible B. napus (Mackay, 1977). There has been particular interest in transferring self-incompatibility traits into the oil seed crop B. napus ssp. oleifera as a method for producing hybrid lines. Given that seed is required for production of canola oil and meal, yield is extremely important and can be increased through their use (Thompson, 1983; Grant and Beversdorf, 1985). The prerequisite for developing these lines is the use of a pollen-control system to prevent self-pollination of the female line.

Keywords

Brassica Napus Stigma Papilla Predict Code Region Phosphoamino Acid Analysis 
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  • Steven J. Rothstein

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