Selection for Resistance to Seed Pod Shattering in Birdsfoot Trefoil, (Lotus corniculatus L.)1
- H. A. Peacock and
- C. P. Wilsie2
Through one cycle of selection for shattering resistance, seed pod dehiscence was reduced 17%. A laboratory method of screening trefoil pods for shattering resistance was repeatable as indicated by a correlation coefficient of 0.992 expressing the relationship between shattering percentages of seed pods collected from diallel cross progenies on two dates. Exposure of seed pods to a relative humidity of 35% for 72 hours was necessary to differentiate the degree of resistance to shattering.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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