Effect of photoperiod during growth of Chenopodium rubrum mother plants on properties of offspring
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Using in vitro culture, we determined the effect of photoperiod during growth of Chenopodium rubrum mother plants on vegetative and reproductive development of offspring. Photoperiod during flowering induction of mother plants (the first 6 d after the germination) has the key influence on seed germination and offspring growth, while offspring flowering and seed maturation is determined by photoperiod their mothers experienced during, and shortly after, flowering induction. The mechanism can be through changes in seed protein pattern which we found dependent on photoperiod experienced by mother plants.
Additional key wordsflowering germination growth in vitro maternal effect seed seed protein
Murashige and Skoog
polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.
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This work was supported by a grant (No. 143043) from the Ministry of Science of the Republic of Serbia.
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