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Shell and Seed Size Relationships in Peanuts¹

Authors: Ignacio J. de Godoy , A. J. Norden

  • Shell and Seed Size Relationships in Peanuts¹

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    Shell and Seed Size Relationships in Peanuts¹

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Abstract

Three crosses and their reciprocals between peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) genotypes differing in pod and seed sizes were made to investigate relationships between the pericarp (shell) and seed. Length, width, and weight of the fruit and seed from the F1 generation and selfed parentals were compared. The F2 generation along with plants from the parental lines were grown in the field. The weight, width, and volume of dried fruits and seeds, as well as shell thickness, were obtained from samples of 30 visually mature pods from each plant. Density of fruits and seeds, internal pericarp color, and shelling percentage were also recorded.

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Keywords: Arachis hypoagea L, maternal effect, Peanut breeding, Peanut genetics

How to Cite:

de Godoy, I. & Norden, A., (1981) “Shell and Seed Size Relationships in Peanuts¹”, Peanut Science 8(1), p.21-24. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-8-1-6

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01 Jan 1981
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Author Notes

1Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Journal Series No. 2549. This research was supported in part by financial assistance from Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisas Agropecuarias (EMBRAPA).