Esterase Isoenzymes as Markers for the VA 1 Gene of Zea mays and for the B Linkage Group of Tripsacum dactyloides

Research paper by V. Tsanev, R. Vladova, K. Petkolicheva, B. Kraptchev, C. Milanov

Indexed on: 01 Sep '04Published on: 01 Sep '04Published in: Biologia Plantarum


It is suggested that cathodal esterase isoenzyme (E1) might be used as a marker for the VA 1 gene on 7 S maize chromosome and for the “B” linkage group of Tripsacum dactyloides in Zea mays L. ×T. dactyloides L. hybrids. The latter genic zones have a regulatory effect on fertility and on the apomictic mode of reproduction.