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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Sterility in Pangolagrass (Digitaria decumbens Stent)1


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  1. Vol. 48 No. 11, p. 505-507
    Received: July 9, 1956

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  1. Anilkumar A. Sheth,
  2. Lillian Yu and
  3. John Edwardson2



Pangolagrass is highly male-sterile because lagging chromosomes produce. unbalanced nuclei in the pollen. The grass is female-sterile because meiosis fails to progress past the leptotene stage. Only one plant produced by a Pangolagrass seed has been observed, clonal material from this plant contains 27 somatic chromosomes.

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