multiple aleurone layer trait

Marty Sachs msachs at uiuc.edu
Wed Dec 17 13:20:54 EST 1997


Hello,

We have received a significant number of requests for a maize stock with a
'multiple aleurone layer' trait.  According to MaizeDB this trait was found
in the Coroico race which is listed in GRIN as 'NSL 84604'.

According to Miranda (1980), in a Maize Newsletter article, a similar trait
was found in ACRE 134, from the Brazilian Germplasm Bank.

The description of the trait given in MaizeDB is as follows:

A recessive factor interacts with two complementary dominants, giving
multiple cell layers in the aleurone tissue (Miranda, 1980).  Wolf et al.
(1972) and Nelson and Chang (1974) refer to a single dominant factor giving
rise to the phenotype.

Do any of you have stocks with this trait?  We would prefer a North
American background, but if necessary would be willing to try to extract
the trait from Coroico, ACRE 134 or any other accessions that exhibit it.

Thanks for your help.

		-Marty Sachs


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