Section 1
Chapter 45

Comparative examination of diploid and tetraploid forms of Lolium spp. 1. Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)

Heszky, L.; Kota, M.V.

Novenytermeles 20(2): 135-143


ISSN/ISBN: 0546-8191
Accession: 000044877

34 morphological features and 3 chemical constituents were examined and compared in 2 diploid and 2 tetraploid L. perenne of Dutch origin. All features relating to plant, ear and seed size were of the order of 15-34% greater in tetraploids than in diploids. The greater stomatal size and the larger pollen grains of the tetraploids can also serve a useful basis for screening.

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