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Table 1 Meiotic recombination frequencies (MRF) in diploid, autotetraploid and allotetraploid Arabidopsis1.

From: Polyploidization increases meiotic recombination frequency in Arabidopsis

Ploidy (species) Meiosis2 Plants Seed fluorescence Seeds total MRF (%) S.D.4 (%)
    Green-only Red-only Yellow3 None    
Diploid A. thaliana Female 6 66 71 830 894 1861 7.4 1.9
  Selfed 3 322 333 2805 791 4251 15.4 0.9
  Male 3 147 143 561 582 1433 20.2 0.3
Autotetraploid A. thaliana Female 10 264 317 1587 1703 3871 15.0 3.2
  Selfed 10 1868 2216 12707 3098 19889 20.5 1.1
  Male 9 506 492 1227 1345 3570 28.0 3.0
Allotetraploid A. suecica Female 5 181 214 1348 1305 3048 13.0 2.5
  Selfed 5 275 298 1484 320 2377 24.1 1.8
  Male 5 598 599 1412 1410 4019 29.8 3.1
  1. 1 Detailed values for individual plants are given in Additional Files 1,2 and 3
  2. 2 Transmission of the meiotic recombination tester through maternal (female), paternal (male) or both gametes (selfed) determined by reciprocal crosses (female, male) or self-pollination.
  3. 3 Seeds showing both red and green fluorescence.
  4. 4 S.D. - standard deviation