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  1. Vol. 11 No. 1, p. 128-129
     
    Received: May 13, 1970
    Published: Jan, 1971


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doi:10.2135/cropsci1971.0011183X001100010048x

Abortive Terminal, A Cytoplasmically Inherited Character in Cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L.1

  1. J. E. Quisenberry and
  2. R. J. Kohel2

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A mutant character was observed in a segregating population of Gossypium hirsutum L. The mutant seedlings failed to show apical growth, so the character was named “abortive terminal.” The abortive terminal condition was transmitted only through the maternal parent, and was not under the control of nuclear genes. Progeny tests using seeds from each boll of several individual plants demonstrated that the condition was transmitted only through certain bolls. Tests showed that it was probably not caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, or visible cytological irregularities. We concluded that the abortive terminal was controlled by a mutant organelle in the cytoplasm.

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