A Reduced-Hull Seed Character of Safflower1
- A. L. Urie and
- 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.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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