Inheritance of cyanide‐resistant respiration in two cultivars of pea (Pisum sativum L.)

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Abstract Two pea cultivars (Pisum sativum L., cvs. Alaska and Progress No. 9) shown previously to differ with regard to the appearance of the cyanide‐resistant (alternative) pathway of respiration in axis tissue, were found to show this same difference in mature leaf tissue and in epicotyl mitochondria. The possible relationship between dwarf growth form and lack of alternative respiration in cv. Progress No. 9 was tested in two ways. When dwarfism was alleviated in Progress No. 9 by application of exogenous gibberellin A1, no appearance of the alternative pathway was observed. In a survey of eight other dwarf pea cultivars, five were found to have an alternative pathway comparable to that shown by the tall cv. Alaska, while three lacked the pathway (cf. Progress No. 9). In reciprocal crosses between Alaska and Progress No. 9, the alternative pathway capacity of F1 progeny resembled that of the maternal parent. This pattern was maintained in all the F2 generation, indicating maternal inheritance of the trait. These data suggest that alternative respiration in pea is, to some extent, under the control of an organellar genome. Copyright © 1986, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

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Published Date

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 153 - 156

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1365-3040

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-7791

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1365-3040.1986.tb01579.x

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  • Scopus