Encyclopedia : Phylogeny and Genetics

Flower Colors

Copyright 1998-2017 Yoshiaki Yoneda

Tokio Hagiwara energetically advanced our understanding of flower color inheritance in the morning glory. Analytic instruments to elucidate the molecular structure of a pigment have been developed recently, and the constituents and the quantity ratio of the morning glory pigment ingredient have been elucidated.

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  3. Saito, N., Cheng, J., Ichimura, M., Yokoi, M., Abe, Y., Honda, T. (1994) Flavonoids in the acyanic flowers of Pharbitis nil. Phytochmistry 35: 687-69l

Edited by Yuuji Tsukii (Lab. Biology, Science Research Center, Hosei University)