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Crop Science Abstract -

Breeding Systems of Several Vicia Species


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  1. Vol. 35 No. 4, p. 1200-1202
    Received: Aug 15, 1994

    * Corresponding author(s): jmosjidi@ag.auburn.edu
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  1. X. Zhang and
  2. J. A. Mosjidis 
  1. Dep. of Agronomy and Soils and Alabama Agric. Exp. Stn., Auburn Univ., AL 36849-5412, USA



Information on the breeding system of plants is crucial for maintenance of accessions in germplasm banks. Controlled pollination experiments were conducted in the field to determine the breeding systems of several Vicia species. Vicia articulata Hornem., V. benghalensis L., V. ervilla (L.) Willd., V. lutea L., and V. sativa L. were automatic self-fertilizing species. Vicia pannonica Crantz was nonautomatic self-fertilizing. Vicia villosa Roth ssp. villosa and V. villosa Roth ssp. varia (Host) Corbiere were cross-fertilizing. Therefore, regeneration of the accessions of the latter two species requires the use of procedures that provide isolation from foreign pollen.

Journal Series no. 3-933682. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of Mr. Gilbert Lovell, Curator, Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA 30223-1797. This research was partially funded by the USDA-ARS, Specific Cooperative Agreement 58-43YK-9-0017.

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