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Ecotype-specific expression of a flowering mutant phenotype in Arabidopsis thaliana
- Sanda, S.L., Amasino, R.M.
- Plant physiology 1996 v.111 no.2 pp. 641-644
- Arabidopsis thaliana, genes, ecotypes, gene expression, mutants, chromosome mapping, phenotype, genotype
- The majority of mutations that delay flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana have been identified in studies of the Landsberg erecta (Ler) ecotype. In this report we describe a gene (referred to as FLD) that, when mutated, delays flowering in the Columbia ecotype but has a minimal phenotype in the Ler genetic background. The late-flowering phenotype of fld mutants requires a non-Ler allele of another gene involved in the control of flowering time, Flowering Locus C fld mutants retain a photoperiod response, and the flowering time of fld mutants can be reduced by cold treatment and low red/far-red light ratios.