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white seedling

Robert McKelvy Bird rmckbird at sprintmail.com
Sat Oct 31 02:20:10 EST 1998


Teresa:
If your were able to grow a dozen of your green corn plants to maturity.
you could then self-pollinate them.  On growing the resulting seed, you
might have segregation of white seedlings among one or more of the
populations.  Plant the seed of each ear in a separate row and
self-pollinate 10 green plants in the row(s) with white seedlings.  You
will then have an ongoing supply of seed for class use.  I suppose it's
possible none will so segregate -- maybe several loci are involved and
the numbers would be too low to catch the rare white plant.
Good luck.
Robert Bird






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