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  1. Vol. 53 No. 1, p. 25-28

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Growth and Fruiting of Compact and Hy Normal Corn Types Under a High Population Stress1

  1. W. F. Sowell,
  2. A. J. Ohlrogge and
  3. O. E. Nelson2



The ability of plants of the maize mutant, compact, to produce grain under conditions of population stress is due to the termination of vegetative growth at an earlier stage of plant development than in normal plants. The compact plants are then supporting only the reproductive functions at a time when normal plants are attempting to support both the reproductive functions and a high rate of vegetative growth.

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