Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 186–192 | Cite as

Spontaneous and Nitrosomethylurea-Induced Reversions in Plastome Chlorophyll Mutants of Sunflower Helianthus annuus L.

  • A. V. Usatov
  • E. K. Razoriteleva
  • E. V. Mashkina
  • I. I. Ulitcheva


Spontaneous and induced revertants obtained from plastome chlorophyll mutants of sunflower were subjected to genetic analysis. The mechanism of reversion (nuclear suppression, plastid suppression, true reversion, or mitochondrial suppression) of the plastid mutation was shown to affect the degree of restoration of morphological and physiological traits of sunflower plants.


Chlorophyll Genetic Analysis Physiological Trait Helianthus Annuus Sunflower Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Usatov
    • 1
  • E. K. Razoriteleva
    • 1
  • E. V. Mashkina
    • 1
  • I. I. Ulitcheva
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of BiologyRostov-on-Don State UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia

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