Xenia, Or, the Immediate Effect of Pollen in Maize

 
9781235718786: Xenia, Or, the Immediate Effect of Pollen in Maize

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... claimed to have been bred true to type, was also grown at Lincoln, Nebr., in the summer of 1899 and used in a few of the crossing experiments. Two ears carefully inbred produced fair-sized ears which were apparently true to the type. Gilman Flint (Zea indurata Sturt.).--A light orange-yellow flint race with white cob. The seed was obtained through the Seed Laboratory of this Department and it is believed was pure. One ear of this race inbred at Washington in 1898 reproduced the parent true, and the seed of this inbred ear was planted at Lincoln in 1899. One ear inbred in 1899 again reproduced true to type, and the majority of the ears from the plat of this race showed no effect of any mixture except in two ears, one of which showed wrinkled kernels like sweet corn, evidently being a case of xenia due to crossing with sweet corn pollen, and the other a few blue-black kernels, evidently being due to xenia from crossing with pollen from Black Mexican sweet corn which grew in an adjoining row. Leaming Yellow (Zea indentata Sturt.).--An orange-yellow dent with long, rather slender kernels and red cob. The seed was obtained through the Seed Laboratory of this Department and it is believed was pure. None of the plants of this race were inbred, but the ears produced on the plants grown and naturally fertilized gave indication of being from a pure race, showing no evidence of mixed origin other than the xenia shown in a few ears from crossing with a white race grown next to it in the field. Champion White Pearl (Zea indentata Sturt.).--A white dent race with white cob. The seed was grown by Mr. 3. C. Suffern, of Voorhees, 111., and was claimed to have been carefully bred under control conditions. One ear inbred in 1899 came true to type. Boone County White (Zea in...

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