Serpentine Sunflower, Helianthus Exills, as a Genetic Resource1
- S. K. Jain,
- A. M. Olivieri and
- J. Fernandez-Martinez2
The common weedy species Helianthus bolanderi Gray and a rare endemic, H. exilis Gray, were studied comparatively for population variation and ecology. Seeds from nature and from populations grown in a greenhouse were used in germination tests and fatty acid analysis of oil. The potential value of H. exilis as a genetic resource resides in its higher linoleic acid content in oil and germination polymorphism related to the response to red/far-red light and low temperatures that may be useful in eliminating dormancy problems.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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