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GrainGenes Gene Class Report: Purple pericarp

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Gene Class
Purple pericarp
Reference
ReferenceGilchrist JA and Sorrells ME (1983) Inheritance of kernel colour in 'Charcoal' wheat. Journal of Heredity 73:457-460.
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See Also
Purple grain/pericarp
Anthocyanin pigmentation
Character affected
Anthocyanin pigmentation
Comment
The term 'grain' is sometimes used in the literature in place of 'pericarp'.
Genes for purple pericarp have been transferred from tetraploid wheats to the hexaploid level (88, 162, 669, 808). At the hexaploid level duplicate genes (88, 669) and complementary genes (88, 660, 808, 306) have been reported. At the tetraploid level, duplicate-gene (669) and single-gene (948) inheritances were observed. Purple color is dominant and may be affected by environment and genetic background. Complementary genes were located in chromosomes 3A and 7B (808). Possible pleitropic relationships of genes affecting pigmentation or various tissues have not been studied in detail. Pc2 and Rc2 may be the same gene (552). Also, complementary genes involved in determination of purple pericarp could be related to culm color (88).
For review, see 1210.
Wheat Gene Catalog Reference
306
ReferenceGilchrist JA and Sorrells ME (1983) Inheritance of kernel colour in 'Charcoal' wheat. Journal of Heredity 73:457-460.
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