Canadian Forest Service Publications

Inheritance of mitochondrial DNA in the conifer Larix. 1993. DeVerno, L.L.; Charest, P.J.; Bonen, L. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 86: 383-388.

Year: 1993

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 10759

Language: English

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Restriction fragment length polymorphisms between Larix leptolepis and Larix decidua were identified in heterologous hybridization experiments, using wheat mitochondrial DNA probes specific for atp9, coxI, nad3/rps12, and orf25. Analysis of eight individuals of each reciprocal hybrid of these two species revealed that mitochondrial DNA was maternally inherited. Furthermore, sequences homologous to wheat orf25 were also identified in Larix gmelini, Larix siberica, Larix olgensis, and Larix laricina, as well as Ginkgo biloba, Picea mariana, Picea glauca and Pinus contorta.