FANCM Limits Meiotic Crossovers in Brassica Crops

Aurélien Blary, Adrián Gonzalo, Frédérique Eber, Aurélie Bérard, Hélène Bergès, Nadia Bessoltane, Delphine Charif, Catherine Charpentier, Laurence Cromer, Joelle Fourment, Camille Genevriez, Marie-Christine Le Paslier, Maryse Lodé, Marie-Odile Lucas, Nathalie Nesi, Andrew Lloyd, Anne-Marie Chèvre, Eric Jenczewski

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Meiotic crossovers (COs) are essential for proper chromosome segregation and the reshuffling of alleles during meiosis. In WT plants, the number of COs is usually small, which limits the genetic variation that can be captured by plant breeding programs. Part of this limitation is imposed by proteins like FANCM, the inactivation of which results in a 3-fold increase in COs in Arabidopsis thaliana. Whether the same holds true in crops needed to be established. In this study, we identified EMS induced mutations in FANCM in two species of economic relevance within the genus Brassica. We showed that CO frequencies were increased in fancm mutants in both diploid and tetraploid Brassicas, Brassica rapa and Brassica napus respectively. In B. rapa, we observed a 3-fold increase in the number of COs, equal to the increase observed previously in Arabidopsis. In B. napus we observed a lesser but consistent increase (1.3-fold) in both euploid (AACC) and allohaploid (AC) plants. Complementation tests in A. thaliana suggest that the smaller increase in crossover frequency observed in B. napus reflects residual activity of the mutant C copy of FANCM. Altogether our results indicate that the anti-CO activity of FANCM is conserved across the Brassica, opening new avenues to make a wider range of genetic diversity accessible to crop improvement.

Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)368
CyfnodolynFrontiers in Plant Science
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 23 Maw 2018
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