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  1. Vol. 50 No. 10, p. 589-592
     
    Received: Jan 30, 1958
    Published: Oct, 1958


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doi:10.2134/agronj1958.00021962005000100007x

Cytology and Crossing Behavior of a Haploid Alfalfa Plant1

  1. E. H. Stanford and
  2. W. M. Clement2

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In a haploid alfalfa plant arising from the California common variety meiosis was essentially regular with bivalent formation predominating. One quadrivalent appeared arising from a reciprocal translocation. Reduced gametes were rarely functional. Polyploid gametes were viable and appeared with relatively high frequency. The good pairing at metaphase would indicate that common alfalfa is essentially an autotetraploid.

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