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Research Article

Mutations in AtPS1 (Arabidopsis thaliana Parallel Spindle 1) Lead to the Production of Diploid Pollen Grains

  • Isabelle d'Erfurth,

    Affiliation: French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), UR254, Versailles, France

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  • Sylvie Jolivet,

    Affiliation: French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), UR254, Versailles, France

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  • Nicole Froger,

    Affiliation: French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), UR254, Versailles, France

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  • Olivier Catrice,

    Affiliation: National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), UPR2355, Gif sur Yvette, France

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  • Maria Novatchkova,

    Affiliation: Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria

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  • Mathieu Simon,

    Affiliation: French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), UR254, Versailles, France

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  • Eric Jenczewski,

    Affiliation: French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), UR254, Versailles, France

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  • Raphaël Mercier mail

    rmercier@versailles.inra.fr

    Affiliation: French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), UR254, Versailles, France

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  • Published: November 28, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000274

About the Authors

Isabelle d'Erfurth, Sylvie Jolivet, Nicole Froger, Mathieu Simon, Eric Jenczewski, Raphaël Mercier
French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), UR254, Versailles, France
Olivier Catrice
National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), UPR2355, Gif sur Yvette, France
Maria Novatchkova
Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria

Corresponding Author

Email: rmercier@versailles.inra.fr

Competing Interests

A patent has been deposited by INRA on the 8th of July 2008 (Plants producing 2n pollen; 08290672.8).

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IdE EJ RM. Performed the experiments: IdE SJ NF OC MN RM. Analyzed the data: IdE MN EJ RM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MS. Wrote the paper: IdE EJ RM.