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  1. Vol. 49 No. 5, p. 230-233
     
    Received: Oct 18, 1956


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doi:10.2134/agronj1957.00021962004900050002x

The Effect of the Mammoth Gene on Certain Quantitatively Inherited Characters of Flue-Cured Tobacco1

  1. T. J. Mann and
  2. J. F. Chaplin2

Sypnosis

Sypnosis

Mammoth selections of flue-cured tobacco produced fewer pre-topping suckers, more leaves, fewer post-topping suckers, higher yields, greater acre values, and lower values per hundredweight than did their dayneutral recurrent parents. In certain families yield increases were obtained through the use of the mammoth gene without loss in quality.

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