R-iQ phenotype was restored when the two R-iQ components, Sc and Nj, were brought together in
the same individual in trans conrJlUration. This complementation has demonstrated that these
two compo~nts, Sc and Nj, are closely linked independent genes with different functions. ne Sc
gene is responsible for anthocyanin pigment production in the aleurone tissue, while Nj gene is
regulatory in nature controlling the onset, termination or period of Sc gene action.
Keywords: R-nj, resynthesis, complementation, maize.
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
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