Competitive ability not kinship affects growth of Arabidopsis thaliana accessions.

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Publications
Title
Competitive ability not kinship affects growth of Arabidopsis thaliana accessions.
Journal
New Phytologist
Author(s)
Masclaux F., Hammond R.L., Meunier J., Gouhier-Darimont C., Keller L., Reymond P.
ISSN
1469-8137 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0028-646X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
185
Number
1
Pages
322-331
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
In many organisms, individuals behave more altruistically towards relatives than towards unrelated individuals. Here, we conducted a study to determine if the performance of Arabidopsis thaliana is influenced by whether individuals are in competition with kin or non-kin. We selected seven pairs of genetically distinct accessions that originated from local populations throughout Europe. We measured the biomass of one focal plant surrounded by six kin or non-kin neighbours in in vitro growth experiments and counted the number of siliques produced per pot by one focal plant surrounded by four kin or non-kin neighbours. The biomass and number of siliques of a focal plant were not affected by the relatedness of the neighbour. Depending on the accession, a plant performed better or worse in a pure stand than when surrounded by non-kin plants. In addition, whole-genome microarray analyses revealed that there were no genes differentially expressed between kin and non-kin conditions. In conclusion, our study does not provide any evidence for a differential response to kin vs non-kin in A. thaliana. Rather, the outcome of the interaction between kin and non-kin seems to depend on the strength of the competitive abilities of the accessions.
Keywords
Arabidopsis/genetics, Arabidopsis/growth & development, Biomass, Ecology, Fruit, Genes, Plant, Genetic Variation, Genome, Reproduction, Selection, Genetic
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Web of science
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Yes
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