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Inheritance of Awns in a Cross Between Avena byzantina C. Koch and Avena fatua L.1


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  1. Vol. 6 No. 6, p. 608-609
    Received: May 26, 1966

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  1. A. D. Day and
  2. R. K. Thompson2



An experiment was conducted in the field to study the inheritance of awn presence and character in a cross between Avena byzantina C. Koch (The ‘Kanota’ variety) and Avena jatua L. The presence of large, dark-colored, twisted awns on the first and second florets in oat spikelets was found to be controlled by one recessive gene pair.

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