Taxonomic examination of Triticale (×Triticosecale)

Baum, Bernard R. ; Gupta, Pushpendra K. (1990) Taxonomic examination of Triticale (×Triticosecale) Canadian Journal of Botany, 68 (9). pp. 1889-1893. ISSN 0008-4026

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A detailed study of inflorescence, glume, lemma, and lodicule characters was conducted in 108 accessions of triticales (2n=6x=42; 2n=8x=56), in 102 herbarium specimens representing 21 species of Triticum and Aegilops, and in 30 herbarium specimens representing 12 species of Secale. The differences observed justify in our opinion generic status for triticales. A key has been provided for distinguishing the genera Secale, Triticum, and Aegilops and the nothogenus ×Triticosecale. In addition to morphological differences, cytological differences and other differences in starch granules and glutenin morphology, known from other studies, provide further support for the generic status of triticale.

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Keywords:Triticale; Secale; Triticum; Wheat; Rye; Taxonomy
ID Code:74991
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