In this study, a rice spikelet mutant, multi-floret spikelet 1 (mfs1), which was derived from ethylmethane sulfonate (EMS)-treated Jinhui 10 (Oryza sativa L. ssp. indica) exhibited pleiotropic defects in spikelet development. The mfs1 spikelet displayed degenerated the empty glume, elongated the rachilla, the extra lemma-like organ and degraded the palea. Additionally, mfs1 flowers produced varied numbers of inner floral organs. The genetic analysis revealed that the mutational trait was controlled by a single recessive gene. With 401 recessive individuals from the F 2 segregation population, the MFS1 gene was finally mapped on chromosome 5, an approximate 350 kb region. The present study will be useful for cloning and functional analysis of MFS1, which would facilitate understanding of the molecular mechanism involved in spikelet development in rice. © 2012 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
Ren, D. Y., Li, Y. F., Wang, Z., Xu, F. F., Guo, S., Zhao, F. M., … He, G. H. (2012). Identification and Gene Mapping of a multi-floret spikelet 1 (mfs1) Mutant Associated with Spikelet Development in Rice. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 11(10), 1574–1579. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2095-3119(12)60160-9