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Seedcoat Splitting in Peanut Its Inheritance and Relationship with Seed Weight¹

Authors: M. L. A. Bovi , A. J. Norden , D. W. Gorbet

  • Seedcoat Splitting in Peanut  Its Inheritance and Relationship with Seed Weight¹

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    Seedcoat Splitting in Peanut Its Inheritance and Relationship with Seed Weight¹

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Abstract

Seedcoat splitting in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) can have direct effects on market quality, germination, and susceptibility of seeds to invasion by fungi. Six parental genotypes with differing degrees of seedcoat splitting were crossed with three non-splitting genotypes, and the F1, F2, and F3 seedcoat generations were investigated to determine the inheritance of the seedcoat splitting trait and its effects on germination. Mature seeds were classified according to the number and extent of splits in the seedcoat. Individual seed weights and germination data were recorded.

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Keywords: Peanut genetics, Genetic models, Natural selection, Peanut breeding, Germination, seed size

How to Cite:

Bovi, M. & Norden, A. & Gorbet, D., (1983) “Seedcoat Splitting in Peanut Its Inheritance and Relationship with Seed Weight¹”, Peanut Science 10(1), p.36-40. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-10-1-11

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01 Jan 1983
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Author Notes

1Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Journal Series No. 4051. This research was supported in part by financial assistance from Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisas Agropecuarias (EMBRAPA).