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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Number of Chloroplasts in the Guard Cells of Inbred Lines of Tetraploid and Diploid Sugar Beets1


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  1. Vol. 50 No. 3, p. 169-170
    Received: Aug 12, 1957

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  1. John W. Dudley2



The average number of chloroplasts per guard cell was 11.8 ± 0.11 for tetraploid and 6.6 ± 0.11 for diploid inbred lines of sugar beets. These results indicated that diploids and tetraploids could be rapidly and accurately separated by counting chloroplasts in the guard cells.

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