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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1926. Department of Agronomy.


Copyright 1926, the author. Used by permission.


The mendelian inheritance of awns, and, the effect that presence or absence of awns may have on yield have been the subjects of much investigation and discussion. The conclusions from these studies have been contradictory to such a degree that further work along these same lines seems justified. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to add something to the genetics of awn inheritance and if possible to determine the possible relation between length of awns and yield.

Four crosses, Kanred-Minhardi, Minhardi-Minturki, Turkey-Minhardi and Buffum-Minturki have been used in correlation studies to determine the effect of presence or absence of awns, or length of awn may have on characters indicative of yield.

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