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Interaction of environment and genotype in the expression of a virescent gene, pale-yellow-1, of maize


Bernard O. Phinney
Robert E. Kay

Authors Affiliations

Bernard O. Phinney was Assistant Professor of Botany and Assistant Plant Physiologist in the Experiment Station, University of California, Los Angeles; Robert E. Kay was Lieutenant, U. S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, San Francisco Naval Shipyard, San Francisco 24, California.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 23(8):185-196. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v23n08p185. October 1954.

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This paper reports the effects of certain environmental factors upon the expression of a virescent mutant, which herein is called pale-yellow-1 (v-py-1), in maize. The effect of environment has been studied in terms of light duration, temperature, nutrient supply, and the presence and absence of the endosperm. Visual observations of these factors are interpreted.

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Phinney B, Kay R. 1954. Interaction of environment and genotype in the expression of a virescent gene, pale-yellow-1, of maize. Hilgardia 23(8):185-196. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v23n08p185
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