Translucent kernel syndrome

Peter A Peterson pap at iastate.edu
Tue Sep 14 16:28:56 EST 1999


For starters , Bob, I have the following question:
	Do these kernels have viable embryos.?
	And, is it a general phenomena from different seed corn companies?
	Then, I could consider options. PAP


At 11:15 AM 9/14/99 -0500, you wrote:
>An interesting phenomenon has been reported throughout the eastern Corn Belt
>of the U.S. in recent weeks that has no obvious diagnosis.  I would like to
>hear ideas from the Maize news group about possible causes for what I am
>calling, for lack of better descriptions, the Translucent Kernel Syndrome.
>I've described the phenomenon in a recent newsletter article published on
>the Web at
>
>http://www.kingcorn.org/news/articles.99/990903.html
>
>
>Two possibilities have been raised as to causes: 1) parthenocarpy and 2) a
>defective kernel mutant.
>
>I am also interested in whether others have seen or are seeing this symptom.
>
>Thanks,
>
>:>)bob
>
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