Genetic Diversity of the Cytoplasm in Triticum and Aegilops. VIII. Fraction I Protein of 39 Cytoplasms.Genetics. 1981 Nov; 99(3-4):487-93.G
The electrophoretic characteristics of the cytoplasmically controlled large subunit of the Fraction I protein of 36 alloplasmic and three euplasmic control lines are reported. These lines, representing the cytoplasms of 32 Triticum and Aegilops species, had either H- or L-type large subunits in their Fraction I protein; the diploid Triticum and most Aegilops species, including Ae. bicornis and Ae. sharonensis, had the L-type subunits; whereas, all the polyploid Triticum species (emmer, timopheevi, common wheats), Ae. speltoides, Ae. aucheri, and Ae. longissima had H-type subunits. Therefore, section Sitopsis of Aegilops exhibits interspecific heterogeneity. The H-type is believed to have originated in the Sitopsis section from an L-type subunit because of the prevalence of the latter among the diploid species.