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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1964. Department of Agronomy.


Copyright 1964, the author. Used by permission.


The main objectives of this study were to determine if pollen from parents of different amylose levels has a significant effect on the amylose content of the resulting kernels and relate these findings to current hybrid evaluation procedures. The effect of pollen from diverse parentage was compared with that from sister plants within each cross or line. It appears that pollen from parents of different amylose levels has an effect on the amylose percentage of the resulting kernels. The high correlation values of amylose content of seed resulting from sib and open pollination indicate that a conventional yield trial with no control over the male parent, would allow the selection of material that will produce higher amylose content when sib pollinated in a farmer’s field.

Advisors: Marvin F. Lindsey and John H. Lonnquist.