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Controlled pollination transfer of a nuclear male-sterile gene from a diploid to a tetraploid watermelon line



Controlled pollination transfer of a nuclear male-sterile gene from a diploid to a tetraploid watermelon line



Euphytica 35(2): 633-638



A recessive gene (ms) for male sterility was transferred from a diploid to a tetraploid Citrullus lanatus line through a series of controlled pollinations. Progeny testing and morphological characteristics confirmed the development of tetraploid lines with the ms gene, which also caused a glabrous condition facilitating identification.

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DOI: 10.1007/bf00021873



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