, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 41–46 | Cite as

Trisomics inArabidopsis thaliana and the location of linkage groups

  • M. Koornneef
  • J. H. Van der Veen


The 5 primary trisomics and 4 out of the 10 possible telotrisomics were isolated inArabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. (2n=10) var. Landsberg ‘erecta’. Identification was on the basis of the meiotic chromosome counts and the characteristic segregation ratios of specific linkage-group markers with the corresponding trisomics. By means of trisomic analysis and additional linkage data, Rédei's 6 linkage groups and McKelvie's 4 linkage groups could be assigned to the 5 different chromosomes. Female transmission of the different trisomics ranged from 16% to 30% and male transmission from 0% to 32%. The higher male transmission rates were found among the telotrisomics. Theer/er genotype is found to have a pronounced adverse effect on female fertility of the trisomics.


Adverse Effect Linkage Group Transmission Rate Segregation Ratio Linkage Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Koornneef
    • 1
  • J. H. Van der Veen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsAgricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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