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Primula vulgaris (primrose) genome assembly, annotation and gene expression, with comparative genomics on the heterostyly supergene (2018)
Journal Article
Cocker, J. M., Wright, J., Li, J., Swarbreck, D., Dyer, S., Caccamo, M., & Gilmartin, P. M. (2018). Primula vulgaris (primrose) genome assembly, annotation and gene expression, with comparative genomics on the heterostyly supergene. Scientific reports, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-36304-4

Primula vulgaris (primrose) exhibits heterostyly: plants produce self-incompatible pin- or thrum-form flowers, with anthers and stigma at reciprocal heights. Darwin concluded that this arrangement promotes insect-mediated cross-pollination; later stu... Read More about Primula vulgaris (primrose) genome assembly, annotation and gene expression, with comparative genomics on the heterostyly supergene.

Genetic architecture and evolution of the S locus supergene in Primula vulgaris (2016)
Journal Article
Li, J., Cocker, J. M., Wright, J., Webster, M. A., McMullan, M., Dyer, S., …Gilmartin, P. M. (2016). Genetic architecture and evolution of the S locus supergene in Primula vulgaris. Nature Plants, 2(12), https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2016.188

Darwin's studies on heterostyly in Primula described two floral morphs, pin and thrum, with reciprocal anther and stigma heights that promote insect-mediated cross-pollination. This key innovation evolved independently in several angiosperm families.... Read More about Genetic architecture and evolution of the S locus supergene in Primula vulgaris.