Inheritance of changes conditioned by the leaf-reducing gene in Swedish clover (Tnfolium hybridum L.)

T. Kazimierski, E. M. Kazimierska


A description of a new mutant of Trifolium hybridum with reduced leaf blades is given. The mutants are female sterile due to deficient ovary development. The genetic analysis showed that morphological changes and lowered fertility are caused by one recessive allele of the gene called reductivus. Male infertility in B1 plants depends also on one recessive gene, but located on a different chromosome than is the reductivus gene.

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