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Donahue, Patrick DonahueP at nabisco.com
Thu Aug 24 15:08:39 EST 2000

In my experience many traits have an independent cold vigor distribution, so
first I would define what trait you want to evaluate the distribution of
phenotypes.   Germination percentage, early season color, early season
growth, days to flowering, seed set, and days to black layer are among the
various traits have seen vary for cold tolerance in both experimental and
commercial genetics.

>  -----Original Message-----
>  From:	Steven.Engelen at rug.ac.be [SMTP:Steven.Engelen at rug.ac.be]
>  Sent:	Thursday, August 24, 2000 2:47 AM
>  To:	maize at net.bio.net
>  Subject:	cold-tolerance
>  Can someone tell me how to measure cold-tolerance in maize?  I'm also
>  looking for some methods to measure early growth.
>  Thanks !

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