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In Arabidopsis thaliana Heterosis Level Varies among Individuals in an F1 Hybrid Population

Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University, Rokkodai, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
School of Agriculture, Tokai University, Toroku, Higashi-ku, Kumamoto 862-8652, Japan
Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Narita, Kitakami, Iwate 024-0003, Japan
Department of Horticulture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh 2202, Bangladesh
CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
University of Technology, Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
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Authors contributed equally.
Plants 2020, 9(4), 414;
Received: 20 February 2020 / Revised: 23 March 2020 / Accepted: 23 March 2020 / Published: 27 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plants Heterosis)
Heterosis or hybrid vigour is a phenomenon in which hybrid progeny exhibit superior yield and biomass to parental lines and has been used to breed F1 hybrid cultivars in many crops. A similar level of heterosis in all F1 individuals is expected as they are genetically identical. However, we found variation in rosette size in individual F1 plants from a cross between C24 and Columbia-0 accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana. Big-sized F1 plants had 26.1% larger leaf area in the first and second leaves than medium-sized F1 plants at 14 days after sowing in spite of the identical genetic background. We identified differentially expressed genes between big- and medium-sized F1 plants by microarray; genes involved in the category of stress response were overrepresented. We made transgenic plants overexpressing 21 genes, which were differentially expressed between the two size classes, and some lines had increased plant size at 14 or 21 days after sowing but not at all time points during development. Change of expression levels in stress-responsive genes among individual F1 plants could generate the variation in plant size of individual F1 plants in A. thaliana. View Full-Text
Keywords: heterosis; hybrid vigour; transcriptome heterosis; hybrid vigour; transcriptome
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Mehraj, H.; Kawanabe, T.; Shimizu, M.; Miyaji, N.; Akter, A.; Dennis, E.S.; Fujimoto, R. In Arabidopsis thaliana Heterosis Level Varies among Individuals in an F1 Hybrid Population. Plants 2020, 9, 414.

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Mehraj H, Kawanabe T, Shimizu M, Miyaji N, Akter A, Dennis ES, Fujimoto R. In Arabidopsis thaliana Heterosis Level Varies among Individuals in an F1 Hybrid Population. Plants. 2020; 9(4):414.

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Mehraj, Hasan; Kawanabe, Takahiro; Shimizu, Motoki; Miyaji, Naomi; Akter, Ayasha; Dennis, Elizabeth S.; Fujimoto, Ryo. 2020. "In Arabidopsis thaliana Heterosis Level Varies among Individuals in an F1 Hybrid Population" Plants 9, no. 4: 414.

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