Flower Colors and Pigments of Interspecific Hybrids between Camellia japonica L. and C. chrysantha (Hu) Tuyama

Yueh-Jiang Hwang, Ikuo Miyajima, Hiroshi Okubo, Kunimitsu Fujieda
1992 Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University  
The colors and the yellow pigment components of the interspecific hybrids obtained by crossing C. japonica cvs. Shiratama and Chochidori with C. chrysantha and those of their parents were investigated and analyzed. The white flowered seed parents contained only one common major flavonols and the yellow flowered pollen parent had three major flavonols and some carotenoids. The yellow flavonols in both parents and carotenoids in pollen parent were detected in the hybrids. Therefore, it is
more » ... fore, it is deducible that the transmission of the yellow pigment genes from both parents to the F, hybrids was successful.
doi:10.5109/23982 fatcat:iwp7p3336vfjlakcrbeqm6dhfi