Research on the genetic control of flowering in potato set to blossom - The control of flowering in potato

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Halford, N. G. 2019. Research on the genetic control of flowering in potato set to blossom - The control of flowering in potato. Journal of Experimental Botany. 71 (3), pp. 747-748.

AuthorsHalford, N. G.
Abstract

‘Hello, just inspecting my spuds and spotted this fruit growing on a stem. It’s dark green and has a stalk attached. Anyone know what it might be?’ This was a question submitted by a gardener to an online discussion forum (Gardener’s World, 2014), and it is not unusual for gardeners to ask why their potato plants have flowers or berries (often described as small green tomatoes) on them (Fig. 1). The common misconception that potatoes do not flower or produce seeds arises, of course, because potatoes reproduce vegetatively as well as sexually, and growers plant ‘seed’ potatoes (pieces of tuber) rather than true seeds.

KeywordsFlowering control; Hybrid potatoes; Potato; Solanum tuberosum
Year of Publication2019
JournalJournal of Experimental Botany
Journal citation71 (3), pp. 747-748
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1093/jxb/erz544
Open accessPublished as green open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeDesigning Future Wheat (DFW) [ISPG]
Publisher's version
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online23 Jan 2020
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
ISSN0022-0957

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