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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Selection for Resistance to Seed Pod Shattering in Birdsfoot Trefoil, (Lotus corniculatus L.)1

 

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  1. Vol. 49 No. 8, p. 429-431
     
    Received: Feb 7, 1956


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doi:10.2134/agronj1957.00021962004900080008x
  1. H. A. Peacock and
  2. C. P. Wilsie2

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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.

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