Flowering-time variation in autopolyploid Arabidopsis
Autopolyploidy is formed by whole genome duplication and occurs throughout the evolutionary history of many plants. Both natural and artificial autopolyploid plants delay in flowering time very often. The delay in flowering time usually occurs even in the first generation after genome duplication, which indicates a rapid genetic alteration. This project aims to identify the genes responsible for the alteration in flowering time during autopolyploidization. Arabidopsis thaliana will be used in the project.
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