RELATIONSHIPS OF SEED SIZE AND SHAPE WITH POLYEMBRYONY AND THE ZYGOTIC OR NUCELLAR ORIGIN OF CITRUS SPP SEEDLINGS

Citation
Kd. Bowman et al., RELATIONSHIPS OF SEED SIZE AND SHAPE WITH POLYEMBRYONY AND THE ZYGOTIC OR NUCELLAR ORIGIN OF CITRUS SPP SEEDLINGS, HortScience, 30(6), 1995, pp. 1279-1282
Citations number
19
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Horticulture
Journal title
ISSN journal
0018-5345
Volume
30
Issue
6
Year of publication
1995
Pages
1279 - 1282
Database
ISI
SICI code
0018-5345(1995)30:6<1279:ROSSAS>2.0.ZU;2-L
Abstract
We examined the relationship between seed size and shape in Citrus and the number and type of seedlings produced by individual seeds for eac h of three citrus cultivars. Seed size and shape were related to the n umber of seedlings produced and the likelihood of recovering a zygotic seedling. The relationship between seed size and shape and the likeli hood of recovering a zygotic seedling most often was connected with we ight and thickness of a seed, This relationship might be of sufficient strength to use in some aspects of cultivar development. However, the relationship did not appear strong enough to be of practical value fo r application in commercial production of purely nucellar rootstock se edlings.