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A Reduced-Hull Seed Character of Safflower1


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  1. Vol. 10 No. 4, p. 371-372
    Received: Dec 15, 1969

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  1. A. L. Urie and
  2. D. E. Zimmer2



We found an achene (seed) characteristic, reduced-hull, in progeny of a cross between normal-hull safflower (Curthamus tinctorius L. var. ‘Ute’) and a purple-striped line. The reduced-hull character results from a reduction of the outer sclerenchyma layers of the pericarp. Experimental reduced-hull lines possess 27 to 33% hull, 41 to 44% oil, and they significantly out-yield ‘US-10,’ a standard check variety.

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