Inheritance of Non-Wrapper Leaf Number, Efficiency Index, and Non-Wrapper Leaf Size in Cabbage1

in Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science
Authors: W. L. Summers1 and S. Honma1
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  • 1 Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824


A comparison of inheritance patterns and heritability estimates from a NCII crossing model which included green and red cabbage, Brassica oleracea L. Capitata group, indicated differences between green × green and red × green crosses. Green × green crosses exhibited dominance for few non-wrapper leaves, greater efficiency index, and smaller leaf size while red × green crosses showed the opposite dominance pattern.

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Received for publication October 7, 1978. Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station Journal Article No. 8735.

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Assistant Professor, Dept. of Horticulture, Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA 50011 and Professor, Dept. of Horticulture, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824.