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Genetic relations of three genes for anther color in cotton
- Stroman, G.N.
- Agronomy journal 1935 v.27 no.3 pp. 208-215
- crossing, Gossypium hirsutum, Gossypium barbadense, plant breeding, color, gene interaction
- Data are presented on anther color in cotton which seem to verify the hypothesis that there are two basic genes, P and B, for yellow and white anthers, with an additional gene, I, which when present inhibits either P or B when either is alone. The interrelations of these three genes are shown by the several ratios of yellow to white, namely, 42 : 22, 3 : 1, 9 : 7, 13 : 3, 15 : 1, 1 : 3, and 3 ; 13. Such ratios should not be uncommon in cotton, owing to the large number of pairs of chromosomes found in the New World cottons.