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An Interchange in Maize Giving Low Sterility and Chain Configurations

Burnham, C. R. (1932) An Interchange in Maize Giving Low Sterility and Chain Configurations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 18 (6). pp. 434-440. ISSN 0027-8424. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BURpnas32

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Abstract

The culture of maize which gave semisterile-1 plants (Brink, 1927) contained also two plants with a low percentage of polleu abortion (10-18 per cent based on counts made at that time). This culture had not been x-rayed. Low steriles appeared in the first generation crosses obtained from one of these plants. Pollen counts show them to be about 25 per cent sterile. Thirty-seven plants were counted, giving a total of 58,000 pollen grains, of which 26.3 per cent were practically devoid of starch.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1932 by the National Academy of Sciences Communicated April 26, 1932 [C.R.B. was a] NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL FELLOW, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.
Issue or Number:6
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