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Chromosome aberrations in wheat nullisomic-tetrasomic and ditelosomic lines


Polymorphisms, deletions and translocations have been identified in some of the Chinese Spring nullisomic-tetrasomic and ditelosomic lines. In this paper, we present a comprehensive overview of the status of these materials.

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Devos, K.M., Sorrells, M.E., Anderson, J.A. et al. Chromosome aberrations in wheat nullisomic-tetrasomic and ditelosomic lines. CEREAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS 27, 231–239 (1999).

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Key Words

  • Aberrations
  • Aneuploid stocks
  • Ditelosomic lines
  • Nullisomic-tetrasomic lines
  • Polymorphism