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Temperature related instability of a naturally induced cytoplasmic male sterility in industrial chicory (Cichorium intybus L.)

  • Van der Veken, Jeroen
  • Vandermoere, Stany
  • Maudoux, Olivier
  • Notté, Christine
  • Eeckhaut, Tom
  • Baert, Joost
  • Werbrouck, Stefaan
  • Van Huylenbroeck, Johan
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2018
Ghent University Institutional Archive
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Natural alloplasmic cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) clones of industrial chicory were obtained after crossing wild chicory with selected breeding lines. We investigated the CMS stability of 10 clones in various environmental growing conditions. CMS was stable under cool growing conditions in most of them. Fertility restoration, based on pollen production scores, was observed in all clones after a period of hot temperatures. The early flower bud stage was sensitive, resulting in fertile flowers 12-17days after exposure to high temperatures. Experiments under controlled growing conditions at 15 degrees C demonstrated that a heat shock of 2days at 25 or 30 degrees C was sufficient to restore fertility. Sterile flowers were formed when plants were again grown at lower temperatures. Significant differences between individual clones were observed, indicating the potential of genetic selection to obtain stable CMS parent lines.

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