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  1. Vol. 48 No. 12, p. 569-573
    Received: Aug 6, 1956

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Interaction of Cytoplasm and Genes in Male-Sterile Corn Crosses Involving Two Inbred Lines1

  1. L. W. Briggle2



An hypothesis was formulated, whereby the incomplete male-sterility of M1984 ✕ M14 was explained as the expression of a major gene in conjunction with a cytoplasmic factor. The gene is apparently pleiotropic in effect, one expression of which is the reduced growth of the anthers, and the second being the cessation of development of microspores bearing the dominant allele.

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