ZEA MAYS L. Mutant plants carrying the ramosa-1 (ra-1) gene which effects inflorescence development, were treated with aqueous solutions of several growth substances. Some plants treated with TIBA exhibited tassels with a reduced ra-1 phenotype. Several plants treated with GA produced ears showing little branching. Discussion is centered on evidence which supports the idea that hormone metabolism is part of a genetic control system governing maize inflorescence development at various stages in the pathway.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Orr, Alan R.
"Partial Production of A Normal Morphological Phenocopy in the Zea Mays L. Mutant, Ramosa-1,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 76(1), 82-89.
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