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The European Arabidopsis Stock Centre

Koornneef RI Ler x Sha

Donated by

  • Maarten Koornneef Laboratory of Genetics, Plant Sciences Group, Wageningen University

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Koornneef RI Ler x Sha

Quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping was used to identify loci controlling various aspects of seed longevity during storage and germination. Similar locations for QTLs controlling different traits might be an indication for a common genetic control of such traits. For this analysis we used a new recombinant inbred line population derived from a cross between the accessions Landsberg erecta (Ler) and Shakdara (Sha). A set of 114 F9 recombinant inbred lines was genotyped with 65 polymerase chain reaction-based markers and the phenotypic marker erecta. The traits analyzed were dormancy, speed of germination, seed sugar content, seed germination after a controlled deterioration test, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) treatment, and on abscisic acid. Furthermore, the effects of heat stress, salt (NaCl) stress, osmotic (mannitol) stress, and natural aging were analyzed. For all traits one or more QTLs were identified, with some QTLs for different traits colocating.
Distribution seeds are F12.

Parental lines

Sets in this collection

Nasc code Description Stock contents
N24481 Complete RI set of 114 lines plus parents View set contents


  • Clerkx, E.J. et al. 2004. Analysis of natural allelic variation of Arabidopsis seed germination and seed longevity traits between the accessions Landsberg erecta and Shakdara, using a new recombinant inbred line population. Plant Physiology 135(1):432-43.PubMed ID: 15122038.