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Inheritance of Head Characters in Tetraploid Wheat Hybrids: I. Glume Tenacity And Head Type in Mindum Durum × Vernal Emmer1


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  1. Vol. 49 No. 3, p. 138-141
    Received: Sept 17, 1956

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  1. Glenn S. Smith2



In the cross Mindum durum ✕ Vernal emmer, the tough-threshing character of the emmer parent was inherited in a complex manner. F3 progenies relatively homozygous for intermediate degrees of threshability were recovered.

A two-factor hypothesis appeared to explain the appearance of clavate heads in this cross between two non-clavate parents, but was not established conclusively. C1appeared to cause clavate in the absence of I, an inhibitor. The I gene, or a closely linked gene was one of the major factors for tough threshing.

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