Bimodality of stable and plastic traits in plants

Bimodality of stable and plastic traits in plants Theor Appl Genet (2017) 130:1915–1926 DOI 10.1007/s00122-017-2933-1 ORIGINAL ARTICLE 1 1 1 Josef Fisher · Elad Bensal · Dani Zamir Received: 8 March 2017 / Accepted: 30 May 2017 / Published online: 12 June 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract and plastic traits was observed for all the varieties and for Key message We discovered an unexpected mode of a wild weed (Solanum nigrum). We propose that canaliza- bimodal distribution of stable and plastic traits, which tion profiles of traits in a variety of taxa were ancestrally was consistent for homologous traits of 32 varieties selected to maximize adaptation and reproductive success. of seven species both in well-irrigated fields and dry conditions. Abstract We challenged archived genetic mapping data Introduction for 36 fruit, seed, flower and yield traits in tomato and found an unexpected bimodal distribution in one measure To improve yield-stability we need to learn more about of trait variability, the mean coefficient of variation, with the genetic basis of plant responses to fluctuating environ - some traits being consistently more variable than others. ments. In genetic research it is easier to compare the mean To determine the degree of conservation of this distribu- values, for example TAG Theoretical and Applied Genetics Springer Journals

Bimodality of stable and plastic traits in plants

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Life Sciences; Plant Breeding/Biotechnology; Plant Genetics and Genomics; Agriculture; Plant Biochemistry; Biochemistry, general; Biotechnology
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