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Molecular characterisation of flower colour genes in Azalea sports (Rhododendron simsii hybrids)

Sandra De Schepper (UGent) , Pierre Debergh (UGent) , Erik Van Bockstaele (UGent) and Marc De Loose (UGent)
(2001) Acta Horticulturae. 552. p.143-150
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New flower colours and new colour patterns have always been of great interest to breeders, who are constantly on the lookout for new sources of variation with which to extend their range of cultivars. In azalea, the sporting phenomenon provides a rapid means for expanding the assortment. The insight into the molecular mechanism behind the sport induction phenomenon would be beneficial for breeding programs. The first requirement to accomplish this goal is to molecularly characterise the phenotypic differences between sports. Here we report the isolation and characterisation of the flavonoid pigment genes dihydroflavonol 4'-reductase and chalcone synthase.
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PATTERNS, TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS, ANTIRRHINUM, EXPRESSION, PIGMENTATION, CHALCONE, PETUNIA-HYBRIDA, SYNTHASE MULTIGENE FAMILY, dihydroflavonol 4 '-reductase, chalcone synthase, epigenetic gene silencing, transposition, flower colour variegation, Rhododendron spp., flavonoids

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De Schepper, Sandra, Pierre Debergh, Erik Van Bockstaele, and Marc De Loose. 2001. “Molecular Characterisation of Flower Colour Genes in Azalea Sports (Rhododendron Simsii Hybrids).” In Acta Horticulturae, ed. Johan Van Huylenbroeck, Erik Van Bockstaele, and Pierre Debergh, 552:143–150. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).
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De Schepper, Sandra, Debergh, P., Van Bockstaele, E., & De Loose, M. (2001). Molecular characterisation of flower colour genes in Azalea sports (Rhododendron simsii hybrids). In Johan Van Huylenbroeck, E. Van Bockstaele, & P. Debergh (Eds.), Acta Horticulturae (Vol. 552, pp. 143–150). Presented at the 20th International EUCARPIA Symposium, Section Ornamentals, Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).
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De Schepper S, Debergh P, Van Bockstaele E, De Loose M. Molecular characterisation of flower colour genes in Azalea sports (Rhododendron simsii hybrids). In: Van Huylenbroeck J, Van Bockstaele E, Debergh P, editors. Acta Horticulturae. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS); 2001. p. 143–50.
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De Schepper, Sandra, Pierre Debergh, Erik Van Bockstaele, et al. “Molecular Characterisation of Flower Colour Genes in Azalea Sports (Rhododendron Simsii Hybrids).” Acta Horticulturae. Ed. Johan Van Huylenbroeck, Erik Van Bockstaele, & Pierre Debergh. Vol. 552. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), 2001. 143–150. Print.
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  abstract     = {New flower colours and new colour patterns have always been of great interest to breeders, who are constantly on the lookout for new sources of variation with which to extend their range of cultivars. In azalea, the sporting phenomenon provides a rapid means for expanding the assortment. The insight into the molecular mechanism behind the sport induction phenomenon would be beneficial for breeding programs. The first requirement to accomplish this goal is to molecularly characterise the phenotypic differences between sports. Here we report the isolation and characterisation of the flavonoid pigment genes dihydroflavonol 4'-reductase and chalcone synthase.},
  author       = {De Schepper, Sandra and Debergh, Pierre and Van Bockstaele, Erik and De Loose, Marc},
  booktitle    = {Acta Horticulturae},
  editor       = {Van Huylenbroeck, Johan and Van Bockstaele, Erik and Debergh, Pierre},
  isbn         = {9789066058347},
  issn         = {0567-7572},
  keywords     = {PATTERNS,TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS,ANTIRRHINUM,EXPRESSION,PIGMENTATION,CHALCONE,PETUNIA-HYBRIDA,SYNTHASE MULTIGENE FAMILY,dihydroflavonol 4 '-reductase,chalcone synthase,epigenetic gene silencing,transposition,flower colour variegation,Rhododendron spp.,flavonoids},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Melle, Belgium},
  pages        = {143--150},
  publisher    = {International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)},
  title        = {Molecular characterisation of flower colour genes in Azalea sports (Rhododendron simsii hybrids)},
  url          = {http://www.actahort.org/books/552/552_15.htm},
  volume       = {552},
  year         = {2001},
}

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