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Unusual Ear development

Patrick S Schnable schnable at iastate.edu
Tue Sep 12 09:57:58 EST 2000

At 3:19 PM +0100 9/12/00, David Weber wrote:
>Hi Peggy,
>I believe you are seeing a tassel segment emerging from the end of
>the ear.  Some of the genetic stocks that I work with tend to
>frequently do this.  There is a single tassel branch that emerges
>from the end of the ear.  I am not sure if it ever produces
>functional pollen.

I've successfully performed pollinations using pollen collected from
such "ear tassels".

Patrick S. Schnable
Director, Center for Plant Genomics
Director, Center for Plant Transformation & Gene Expression
Professor of Plant Genetics
G405 Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  50011 USA
schnable at iastate.edu
515-294-0975 (office)
515-294-7882 (secretary)
515-294-2299 (fax)

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