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  1. Vol. 20 No. 2, p. 189-190
     
    Received: Aug 1, 1979
    Published: Mar, 1980


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doi:10.2135/cropsci1980.0011183X002000020010x

Comparison of Achene Characteristics and Combining Ability of Branching and Non-Branching Near-Isogenic Sunflower Restorer Lines1

  1. Walter Dedio2

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The achene characteristics and combining ability of branching and non-branching near-isogenic restorer lines were compared. Branching lines were considerably higher in oil content but had smaller achenes than the non-branching forms. There was no difference in achene yield, oil content, and achene size between hybrids using branching and non-branching restorer lines as male parents.

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