Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 51, Issue 5, pp 247–248 | Cite as

Flavonoid genetics of the 28-chromosome “Siberian” Iris

  • K. C. Vaughn
  • T. A. Lyerla


A Chromatographic survey of flavonoids in the various flower color mutants of the 28-chromosome “Siberian” Iris (series Sibiricae subseries Sibiricae) was conducted using mutants of known genotype (Vaughn 1974). Mutants at the C locus contain the malvidin glycoside ensatin, indicating that this gene locus may control methylation of delphinidin. Clear white, a mutation at the W locus, results in the production of flavones in excess.

Key words

Siberian Iris Flavonoid Genetics Anthocyanin Flavone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. C. Vaughn
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. A. Lyerla
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyClark UniversityWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of BotanyMiami UniversityOxfordUSA

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