Rhododendron simsii is a small shrub (2–5 m) that occurs naturally in forests and forest margins at altitudes between 500–2700 m a.s.l. (eFloras) and is distributed from subtropical China to Japan, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. It is described as shade-intolerant and self-sterile, with bee-pollinated flowers and small seeds. It is an important ornamentals with a long breeding tradition, it is a rare species in this genus flowering during summer, which provides a unique resource for floral timing breeding.
- Common Name: Red Azalea
- NCBI Taxonomy
Internal Control Genes
|Gene Symbol||Gene Name||Application Scope||Accession Number||Primers (5'-3')
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- Name: Ellen De Keyser
- Email: Ellen.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Institution: Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO)-Plant Sciences Unit, Caritasstraat 21, 9090, Melle, Belgium
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- Zhengqi Fan, Jiyuan Li, Xinlei Li, Bin Wu, Jiangying Wang, Zhongchi Liu & Hengfu Yin. Genome-wide transcriptome profiling provides insights into floral bud development of summer-flowering Camellia azalea. Sci Rep. 2015 May 15;5:9729. doi: 10.1038/srep09729.PMID: 25978548.