Nature Communications (2018-04-01)

The genetic architecture of floral traits in the woody plant Prunus mume

  • Qixiang Zhang,
  • He Zhang,
  • Lidan Sun,
  • Guangyi Fan,
  • Meixia Ye,
  • Libo Jiang,
  • Xin Liu,
  • Kaifeng Ma,
  • Chengcheng Shi,
  • Fei Bao,
  • Rui Guan,
  • Yu Han,
  • Yuanyuan Fu,
  • Huitang Pan,
  • Zhaozhe Chen,
  • Liangwei Li,
  • Jia Wang,
  • Meiqi Lv,
  • Tangchun Zheng,
  • Cunquan Yuan,
  • Yuzhen Zhou,
  • Simon Ming-Yuen Lee,
  • Xiaolan Yan,
  • Xun Xu,
  • Rongling Wu,
  • Wenbin Chen,
  • Tangren Cheng

DOI
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04093-z
Journal volume & issue
Vol. 9, no. 1
pp. 1 – 12

Abstract

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Mei (Prunus mume) is a woody tree that produces ornamental blossoms which symbolize spring in East Asia. Here, Zhang et al. resequence wild and domesticated mei to reveal considerable admixture and introgression from other Prunus species and identify loci associated with floral traits.