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  1. Vol. 13 No. 4, p. 491-493
    Received: Feb 1, 1973

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Inbred and Hybrid Effects on Establishment of in Vitro Cultures of Zea Mays L. Endosperm1

  1. J. C. Shannon and
  2. J. W. Batey2



Zea mays L. endosperm explants from 23 starchy inbred and hybrid lines and several endosperm mutants were tested for their ability to grow in vitro. Explants from two starchy inbreds, two hybrids, and the mutants amylose-extender, sugary-1, and shrunken-2 grew actively and have been maintained in culture for over 2 years. Other lines produced limited growth or no growth following the first transfer. These data demonstrate the importance of testing several different inbreds or hybrids when attempting to establish in vitro cultures of corn endosperm.

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