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Natural crossing in grain sorghum

Gillieron, W. (1974) Natural crossing in grain sorghum. Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, 31 (2). pp. 145-148.



The percentage of natural cross-pollination in grain sorghum was investigated at Biloela Research Station, central Queensland, over a 2-year period. Dominant red-pericarp colour was used as a marked gene. There was 4·4% to 8·0% outcrossing of single white-pericarp coloured plants in a stand of red-pericarp plants and 2 · 9% to 8 · 0% outcrossing of a 6 metre row of white-pericarp plants in a red-pericarp stand. In most of the tests, the upper one-third of the panicle had a higher incidence of outcrossing than the lower two-thirds. In the remaining tests, there were no significant differences in outcrossing between portions of the head.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Plant culture > Field crops > Sorghum
Live Archive:20 May 2024 06:10
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