A bulk segregant transcriptome analysis reveals metabolic and cellular processes associated with Orange allelic variation and fruit β-carotene accumulation in melon fruit

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Chayut, Noam; Yuan, Hui; Ohali, Shachar; Meir, Ayala; Yeselson, Yelena; Portnoy, Vitaly; Zheng, Yi; Fei, Zhangjun; Lewinsohn, Efraim; Katzir, Nurit; Schaffer, Arthur A.; Gepstein, Shimon; Burger, Joseph; Li, Li; Tadmor, Yaakov;

Background Melon fruit flesh color is primarily controlled by the “golden” single nucleotide polymorhism of the “Orange” gene, CmOr, which dominantly triggers the accumulation of the pro-vitamin A molecule, β-carotene, in the fruit mesocarp. The mechanism by which CmOr ... View more
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