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Cheron, F., Petiot, V., Lambing, C., White, C. and Serra, H. 2023. Incorrect recombination partner associations contribute to meiotic instability of neo-allopolyploid Arabidopsis suecica. New Phytologist. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.19487
|Cheron, F., Petiot, V., Lambing, C., White, C. and Serra, H.
Combining two or more related homoeologous genomes in a single nucleus, newly formed allopolyploids must rapidly adapt meiosis to restore balanced chromosome segregation, production of euploid gametes and fertility. The poor fertility of such neo-allopolyploids thus strongly selects for the limitation or avoidance of genetic crossover formation between homoeologous chromosomes. In this study, we have reproduced the interspecific hybridization between Arabidopsis thaliana and Arabidopsis arenosa leading to the allotetraploid Arabidopsis suecica and have characterized the first allopolyploid meioses. First-generation neo-allopolyploid siblings vary considerably in fertility, meiotic behavior and levels of homoeologous recombination. We show that centromere dynamics at early meiosis is altered in synthetic neo-allopolyploids compared with evolved A. suecica, with a significant increase in homoeologous centromere interactions at zygotene. At metaphase I, the presence of multivalents involving homoeologous chromosomes confirms that homoeologous recombination occurs in the first-generation synthetic allopolyploid plants and this is associated with a significant reduction in homologous recombination, compared to evolved A. suecica. Together, these data strongly suggest that the fidelity of recombination partner choice, likely during the DNA invasion step, is strongly impaired during the first meiosis of neo-allopolyploids and requires subsequent adaptation.
|Arabidopsis suecica; Allopolyploid; Crossover; Homoeologous chromosomes; Meiosis; Pairing; Polyploidy; Recombination
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|29 Dec 2023
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