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Master of Science (MS)
Plants, Soils, and Climate
Rollo W. Woodward
New and better adapted varieties of crop plants have resulted from the application of the principles of genetics. Fundamental research in the field of barley genetics has helped the plant breeder in developing better varieties for specific uses and adaptability.
Barley is one of the best cultivated crop plants for making genetic studies. It has a wide range of adaptability, exhibits a host of contrasting genetic characters, is a simple diploid with only seven pairs of chromosomes, and all the cultivated species are interfertile.
Doney, Devon Lyle, "An Inheritance and Linkage Study of Barley with Special Emphasis on Purple Pigmentation of the Auricle" (1961). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 2746.
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