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Document Type

Research

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

1969

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

76

Issue

1

First Page

82

Last Page

89

Copyright

© Copyright 1969 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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