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  1. Vol. 50 No. 10, p. 589-592
    Received: Jan 30, 1958

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Cytology and Crossing Behavior of a Haploid Alfalfa Plant1

  1. E. H. Stanford and
  2. W. M. Clement2



In a haploid alfalfa plant arising from the California common variety meiosis was essentially regular with bivalent formation predominating. One quadrivalent appeared arising from a reciprocal translocation. Reduced gametes were rarely functional. Polyploid gametes were viable and appeared with relatively high frequency. The good pairing at metaphase would indicate that common alfalfa is essentially an autotetraploid.

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