Plant Pathology Department


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Published in Genetics 99: 481-485 November/December, 1981.


Corn stocks showing virus-induced aberrant ratio (AR) at the “A” locus were found to have recessive alleles at the R and/or C loci. Since by the known pedigree these loci should be homozygous dominant, the results suggest an inactivation of maize genes by a mechanism as yet unknown. The presence of recessive alleles at these additional loci can explain the segregation ratios obtained in these particular stocks.