Single Gene Control of Seed Color and Hypocotyl Color in Turnip Rape

Hawk, J.A.

Canadian Journal of Plant Science 62(2): 331-334


ISSN/ISBN: 0008-4220
DOI: 10.4141/cjps82-051
Accession: 068494217

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The association between hypocotyl color and seed color in turnip rape (Brassica campestris L.) was investigated in crosses of a green hypocotyl, yellow-seeded stock with an early flowering wild-type stock and the Torch cultivar. A complete association was noted between seed color and hypocotyl color. These data are consistent with the hypothesis that a single recessive gene may block pigment production in both hypocotyl and seed. The relevance of this information for breeding yellow-seeded turnip rape cultivars is discussed.