The occurrence and inheritance of waxy bloom on sorghum

Rangaswami Ayyangar, G. N. ; Panduranga Rao, V. ; Kunhikoran Nambiar, A. ; Ponnaiah, B. W. X. (1937) The occurrence and inheritance of waxy bloom on sorghum Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B, 5 (1). pp. 4-15. ISSN 0370-0097

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All sorghum varieties develop a waxy bloom. When heavy this bloom is present on the leaf-sheath, leaf-blade, internode, panicle branch and glume. It is best seen at flowering time. When sparse, the bloom is easily seen at the top of the leaf-sheath, top of the internode, and the base of the under-surface of the leaf. Some groups of sorghum show the bloom in heaviness and others in sparseness. The heavy bloomed condition (H) is a simple dominant to the sparse bloomed condition (h). The factor (H) is independent in inheritance to the leaf-sheath colour factors P and Q, leaf margin disposition factor Mu, grain surface structure factor Z, and the brown grain factors B1 and B2.

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