Euphytica

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 525–529

Spontaneous triploids in forage kale, Brassica oleracea var. acephala

  • G. R. Mackay
  • R. J. Low
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00028224

Cite this article as:
Mackay, G.R. & Low, R.J. Euphytica (1975) 24: 525. doi:10.1007/BF00028224

Summary

On screening samples of seed of commercial kale for spontaneous haploids, unexpectedly large numbers of triploid seeds were found in the small seed fractions. These are presumed to have arisen from unreduced gametes and may be similar in origin to diploid maternals, more usually obtained via interspecific pollination.

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© H. Veenman en zonen b.v., Wageningen 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Mackay
    • 1
  • R. J. Low
    • 1
  1. 1.Scottish Plant Breeding StationRoslinScotland