Agronomy and Horticulture Department


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1921 Heritable .characters of maize. IX. Crinkly leaf. J. Heredity 12:267-270.


Copyright 1921 R. A. Emerson


In 1910 a strain of dent corn obtained at the National Corn Exposition held at Omaha was crossed with a strain of flint corn obtained from the Department of Agronomy of the University of Nebraska. The F1 plants of this cross were normal and no abnormalities had been observed in the parent strains. But since the latter had not been subjected to self-pollination, there is no assurance that one or other of them did not have in it the character to be described here. In the F2 generation of this cross there occurred a tpe of plant that has later been ca;;ed “crinkly.”