Inheritance of Growth Habit and Qualitative Flowering Response in Lima Beans (Phaseolus lunatus L.)

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  • 1 Horticulture Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Indeterminate growth habit in lima bean is inherited as a single gene dominant. A qualitative short-day photoperiodic response for flowering appears to be controlled by duplicate dominant genes with coupling linkage to the gene for growth habit. Partial epistasis of the determinate growth habit on genes for short-day response is suggested.

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