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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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doi:10.2135/cropsci1995.0011183X003500040049x

Breeding Systems of Several Vicia Species

  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

Abstract

Abstract

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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