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  1. Vol. 48 No. 3, p. 102-106
    Received: Oct 21, 1955

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The Cytogenetic Behavior of the Progeny from a Backcross (Sorghum vulgare. ✕ S. halepense. ✕ S. vulgare1)

  1. Henry H. Hadley and
  2. J. L. Mahan2



Most of 70 backcross progeny plants from pollinating a 30-chromosome hybrid by Sweet Sudangrass had 20 chromosomes. Fertility was low and varied greatly among plants. At the 20-chromosome level, selection seemed promising except for rhizomatous pure lines. Data suggest extraction of pure lines and their combination in synthetics or first generation hybrids.

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