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- Carputo, Domenico, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Euphytica 2012 v.186 no.3 pp. 731-739
- DNA methylation; Medicago sativa subsp. falcata; alfalfa; biodiversity; biomass; crops; diploidy; eggs; forage; genome; genotype; germ cells; hybridization; landscapes; leaves; ovules; parents; progeny; surface area; tetraploidy
- ... Sexual hybridization is an important generator of biodiversity and a powerful breeding tool. Hybridization can also overcome ploidy barriers when it involves 2n gametes, as in the case of unilateral sexual polyploidization (USP) that has been utilized in several crops, among which alfalfa. This research was aimed at gaining insights into the effects of USP on genome methylation and on phenotypic t ...