The Genes of Lettuce and Closely Related Species

  • R. W. Robinson
  • J. D. McCreight
  • E. J. Ryder


Nomenclature rules are proposed for naming and symbolizing genes for lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). To date, 59 loci have been identified, including 6 influencing anthocyanin, 10 chlorophyll genes, 11 affecting leaf morphology, 4 genes influencing heading, 7 genes for flower and seed characteristics, 7 male sterile genes, 1 gene affecting sensitivity to chemicals, and 13 genes for disease resistance. Several cases of multiple alleles and gene linkage are known.


Powdery Mildew Downy Mildew Downy Mildew Resistance Lactuca Sativa Cytoplasmic Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Robinson
    • 1
  • J. D. McCreight
    • 2
  • E. J. Ryder
    • 2
  1. 1.New York State Agricultural Experiment StationCornell UniversityGenevaUSA
  2. 2.U.S. Department of AgricultureAgricultural Research ServiceSalinasUSA

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