Transformation method

Overexpression of the CmACS-3 gene in melon causes abnormal pollen development

H. Zhang and Luan, F., Overexpression of the CmACS-3 gene in melon causes abnormal pollen development, vol. 14, pp. 10433-10443, 2015.

Sexual diversity expressed by the Curcurbitaceae family is a primary example of developmental plasticity in plants. Most melon genotypes are andromonoecious, where an initial phase of male flowers is followed by a mixture of bisexual and male flowers. Over-expression of the CmACS-3 gene in melon plants showed an increased number of flower buds, and increased femaleness as demonstrated by a larger number bisexual buds.

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