, Volume 34, Issue 7, pp 835–836 | Cite as

Inheritance of phenotypic plasticity in soft chess,Bromus mollis L. (Gramineae)

  • S. K. Jain


Phenotypic plasticity, measured by the phenotypic variation of a genotype living under diverse environments, was shown to be under genetic control in annual grass,Bromus mollis. Genetic polymorphism and phenotypic plasticity appear to be alternative strategies of adaptation in plant populations.


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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Jain
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agronomy and Range ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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