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


Copyright 1964, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the inheritance of a sugary kernel discovered in an open-pollinated dent corn variety in the fall of 1960. Self-pollination of the plant from the single sugary kernel resulted in a ratio of approximately three sugary to one starchy kernels on the ear. Therefore, the sugary kernel was not of typical homozygous susu type. The apparent dominance exhibited made it seem desirable to establish the relationship of the mutant to normal starchy and the well-known sugary alleles. It was important to determine whether single gene or multi-gene control of the mutant character was involved. Finally, it was of interest to determine the location of the gene or genes through the use of translocation stocks.

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