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  1. Vol. 7 No. 2, p. 143-144
     
    Received: May 20, 1966
    Published: Mar, 1967


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doi:10.2135/cropsci1967.0011183X000700020015x

Effect of Kernel Position on Oil Content in Corn (Zea mays L. )1

  1. R. J. Lambert,
  2. D. E. Alexander and
  3. R. C. Rodgers2

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Amount of oil per kernel in maize is affected by position on the ear. Kernels highest in oil are located at mid-ear position. Due to larger mass, the basal kernels possess a greater total amount of oil than the kernels of the central and tip positions.

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