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The European Arabidopsis Stock Centre

Iberian Peninsula Ecotypes 2

Donated by

  • Carlos Alonso-Blanco Departamento de Genetica Molecular de Plantas, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia (CNB) - CSIC

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Set of single seed descents from individual plants collected in the Iberian Peninsula

Abstract of paper relating to these stocks

Among- and within-population variation in flowering time of Iberian Arabidopsis thaliana estimated in field and glasshouse conditions

The study of the evolutionary and population genetics of quantitative traits requires the assessment of within- and among-population patterns of variation. We carried out experiments including eight Iberian Arabidopsis thaliana populations (10 individuals per population) in glasshouse and field conditions. We quantified among- and within-population variation for flowering time and for several field life-history traits. Individuals were genotyped with microsatellites, single nucleotide polymorphisms and four well-known flowering genes (FRI, FLC, CRY2 and PHYC). Phenotypic and genotypic data were used to conduct Q(ST)-F(ST) comparisons. Life-history traits varied significantly among- and within-populations. Flowering time also showed substantial within- and among-population variation as well as significant genotype × environment interactions among the various conditions. Individuals bearing FRI truncations exhibited reduced recruitment in field conditions and differential flowering time behavior across experimental conditions, suggesting that FRI contributes to the observed significant genotype × environment interactions. Flowering time estimated in field conditions was the only trait showing significantly higher quantitative genetic differentiation than neutral genetic differentiation values. Overall, our results show that these A. thaliana populations are genetically more differentiated for flowering time than for neutral markers, suggesting that flowering time is likely to be under divergent selection.

Publication reference: Mendez-Vigo et al. (2013) New Phytol. 197(4):1332-43 (PMID 23252608)

Sets in this collection

Lines are available to order individually or as a set of 80 lines (N799709)

Nasc code Description Stock contents
N799709 Iberian Peninsula Ecotype Set 2 View set contents


  • Méndez-Vigo, B. et al. 2013. Among- and within-population variation in flowering time of Iberian Arabidopsis thaliana estimated in field and glasshouse conditions. The New phytologist 197(4):1332-43. PubMed ID: 23252608.