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Quantitative Genetically Nonequivalent Reciprocal Crosses in Cultivated Plants

  • Rustem Aksel
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 8)

Abstract

Quantitative expressions of character difference between reciprocal crosses have been studied by different researchers in a number of plant species, such as Epilobium, Zea mays, Oryza sativa, Hordeum sativum, Triticum aestivum, Trifolium hybridum, Linum usitatissimum, Nicotiana rustica, and others. In all cases it was found that the nonequivalence of reciprocal crosses manifested itself beginning with the F1 generation, with the exception of some flax crosses in which reciprocals differed beginning with the F2 generation. The nonequivalence of reciprocal crosses usually manifested itself in the inequality of their F1 and/or F2 or backcross means; however, there were instances in which their means were the same but the variances were different. Both matroclinous and patroclinous inheritances were reported in plants. Because of the causal complexity of reciprocal differences the experimental results often lack a simple explanation.

Keywords

Cytoplasmic Male Sterility Seed Weight Common Wheat Reciprocal Cross Linum Usitatissimum 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rustem Aksel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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